Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Unrest reported in Michalovce Roma settlement

A police officer was attacked in the Roma settlement on Mlynská Street in Michalovce, Košice Region. Police arrived at the settlement after receiving information that about 100 Roma had started to attack one another with sticks and boards in the evening hours of August 3, the TASR newswire reported.

A police officer was attacked in the Roma settlement on Mlynská Street in Michalovce, Košice Region. Police arrived at the settlement after receiving information that about 100 Roma had started to attack one another with sticks and boards in the evening hours of August 3, the TASR newswire reported.

Spokesperson for the police corps in Košice Jana Mesárová said that before the arrival of the police, one 27-year-old man was stabbed in the arm. The man had to be transported to the hospital, but was released after treatment, the SITA newswire wrote.

During the police action, one man from the crowd attacked and injured a police officer. The investigator of the criminal police department in Michalovce has already launched a criminal prosecution in this case, TASR reported.

After this incident the police managed to calm the situation without using coercive means, with the police monitoring the area for the rest of the night, Mesárová added, as reported by SITA.

The police also detained two men who entered the street shortly before 23:00. They were carrying a stick and a rod and shouting, TASR wrote.

Source: SITA, TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

How rock music helped bring down the totalitarian regime Video

A new film shows that Rock & Roll, forbidden in the Soviet Union, helped to end the Cold War.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Movies under an open sky feel differently than in an air-conditioned cinema Photo

The popularity of outdoor cinemas is increasing in Bratislava

Bažant Kinematograf on the Magio Pláž beach

Peter Sagan announces split with his wife Katarína

The Slovak cycling star who has a young son said “It will be much better this way”.

Peter Sagan marries Katarína, November 2015.

Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Slovakia to buy 14 American fighter jets.

This archive picture from 2014 shows an older model of the F-16 fighter jets.