7. 2. 2016 / Bohumil Kartous
A refugee centre in Prague was set on fire
6. 2. 2016
On Saturday night, some 30 attackers tried to set on fire the Autonomous Social Centre Klinika in Prague-Žižkov, which is well-known for its support for refugees. The attackers assaulted several people in the Centre and tried to firebomb the building. The blaze was later extinguished by Prague firefighters.
Some 3000 people demonstrated at Prague Castle against islam and immigration on Saturday. The demonstration, held by the Czech extreme right wing "Anti-Islamic Bloc" and "Dawn" movements was a part of Europe-wide anti-immigration actions, coordinated by the German anti-refugee movement Pegida. Czech police clearly sympathised with the anti-refugee demonstrators. Smaller demonstrations took place in other parts of Prague and in Brno, the Czech second largest city. Pro-refugee demonstrations also took place.