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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

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