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Migrant's supporters and extremists meet in Bratislava on the same day

AN EVENT organised by the Plea for Humanity group which included a call on the government to support refugees, along with a cultural event and a collection for refugees, will be held in Bratislava on September 12, a day when several foreign cities also held events to express solidarity with migrants.

People light candles by a sign that reads "Europe: your hand is covered with blood" at Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, during a memorial for the 71 migrants who suffocated to death on the previous day in an abandoned truck on a main Austrian highway.(Source: TASR)

However, protesters against the Islamisation of Europe have also organized a gathering in the Slovak capital on the same day.

“We would be pleased if this event was not about confrontation and shouting from one side,”  Martin Dubéci of Plea for Humanity told the Sme daily. “Contrary, we want to show a positive attitude [towards migrants] in a nice and kind city.”

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He went on to say that he did not fear clashes between two groups because the anti-migrant demonstration’s path does not cross the location of the pro-migrant event which will take place in Hviezdoslavovo square.

The cultural event will be supported by numerous cafes in Bratislava, which will provide free refreshments for participants. Organisers have called on them to "decorate" the city with the Plea for Humanity group's heart-shaped  logo.

Sme writes that Slovak President Andrej Kiska might join the event. However this has not been confirmed or denied by the organisers or by Kiska’s office. 

Topic: Migration crisis


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