March 02, 2008

Pilsen [Czech Republic] braces - again – for neo-Nazi march

From CeskyRozhlas/ Radio Prague:

For the second time this year, the city of Plzen in West Bohemia is bracing itself for a march by neo-Nazi skinheads. As many as 400 skinheads will march down a route that takes them past Plzen's Great Synagogue, the second largest in Europe. Efforts to ban the march have exhausted all legal avenues; the authorities are now concentrating on keeping groups of skinheads and anti-Nazi protestors apart. And politicians are looking to how future marches can be avoided without curtailing the freedom of speech.