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Hundreds attend anti-Roma protests

THE PEOPLE’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS), whose roots lay in the far-right Slovenská Pospolitosť (Slovak Togetherness) organisation, held demonstrations in Krompachy and Rudňany, both in Košice Region, on Saturday, March 27 to protest against what they described as the unacceptable behaviour of local Roma communities.

THE PEOPLE’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS), whose roots lay in the far-right Slovenská Pospolitosť (Slovak Togetherness) organisation, held demonstrations in Krompachy and Rudňany, both in Košice Region, on Saturday, March 27 to protest against what they described as the unacceptable behaviour of local Roma communities.

Around 400 people attended the rally in the town of Krompachy.

Approximately 20 police officers monitored the situation but did not intervene, the TASR newswire wrote. A similar demonstration took place in the village of Rudňany, where 500 people participated in the protest. The ĽSNS political party said it organised the rallies in response to recent incidents in which four local residents had been attacked by Roma citizens on the same day.


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