- Update : Boofhead has been released by Czech police and told to leave the country.
Leading anti-Semite, Stormfront ideologue, and former Grand Poobah of the KKK David Duke has undergone a re-awakening in the Czech Republic. Invited to talk shit by local nutzis belonging to ‘National Resistance’ (Narodni Odpor), The Duke got himself arrest by Czech police.
Ex-Louisiana KKK chief arrested in Prague: police
PRAGUE (AFP) — A former US Ku Klux Klan chief was arrested Friday in a Prague restaurant while he was on a speaking tour here, Czech police said.
Former Grand Wizard of the Louisiana-founded Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, was arrested on suspicion of promoting movements seeking the suppression of human rights, police spokesman Jan Mikulovsky told local media.
The arrest, in a tourist area of picturesque old Prague, took place in “quite confused” circumstances, said David Janda, the head of an anti-extremism unit of the city’s police force.
Janda said Duke — who had been due to give three lectures in the Czech Republic — was guarded at the restaurant’s entrance by militants belonging to a known far-right group “Narodni Odpor,” which means national resistance.
Duke, a US citizen, is suspected of denying or approving of the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes, according to the CTK news agency. This crime is punishable by up to three years in prison in the Czech Republic.
Czech Interior Minister Ivan Langer and Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocab had each expressed disapproval of the visit earlier in the week.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 by a group of US Civil War veterans from the defeated Confederacy, a group of southern states that upheld slavery and maintained African Americans were inferior to whites.
It is notorious the world over for terrorising black Americans through lynchings, cross burnings and other hate crimes.
The group enjoyed a peak membership of about five million in 1925, including politicians and even a member of the US Supreme Court.
But the Klan went into virtual bankruptcy as early as the late 1920s and since the late 1970s, its membership has varied between 3,000 and 6,000.
Prior to this incident, on April 21, the nutzi Resistance enjoyed taking part in a jackboot parade — protected by Czech police — through the towns of Ústí nad Labem and Krupka in order to demonstrate their desire to rid the Republic of Roma (‘Gypsies’) (Online: The Neo-Nazi march is over, police took harsh action only against the anti-fascists, Romano Vodi). See also : Czech Republic becoming a paradise for racists and neo-Nazis, former Ku Klux Klan head to visit, April 10.
The nutzi Resistance, along with other far right groupings such as the Workers Party and Free Youth Brno, is also planning on holding a rally and march on May Day in the Moravian capital of Brno. In the meantime, Czech Antifascist Action (AFA) are busy preparing for a May Day Festival Against Racism.
With the actual name May Day, we want to take up the tradition of 1st May again. This tradition devise to anarchist movement of the end of 19th century. May Day is a reminder of the fact that there are not many things for free in this world and that most of the things we take for granted had to be fought for in the past. The idea of free and equal society is also still inspiring.
Even though 1st May was depreciated by fascist or nazi regimes or the catholic church during the last century, its tradition of the fight for social equity is still viable far behind the borders of the western Europe. 40 years of Bolshevistic regime stigmatized 1st May in the Czechoslovakia as well.
It is characteristic that there’s been another battle over this date in Czech rep. since the 1990s. The neo-nazi groups are the loudest in attempts to usurp 1st May, and on this date, part of the society (often called anarchistic) is protesting against these neo-nazi attempts. Usually, the protesting part of society consist of young people who live their lives actively and who refuse to be a passive stand-byers in the machinery of capitalism. Nowadays, under pressure of the fall of neo-liberal paradise, it is becoming more common to hear that reckless race for economic growth is not the almighty god and the inspiration by anarchist ideals is becoming a natural thing.
The 2009 May Day festival would like to contribute to determination and positive social changes.
In our eyes, May Day is mainly a festival of all the open-minded people. The event is prepared on voluntary basis again, therefore the entrance is free.
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Antifascist Action (AFA) – by all means, together against fascism!
Antifascist Action is focused on promotional, informational and practical ways of struggle with all authoritian ideologies and groups which promote any kind of oppression, particularly against neo-Nazism and right-wing radicals.
AFA is open to everybody who wants to take an active part in the struggle against fascism, Nazism and Bolshevism in all their forms — even if anti-fascism is considered ‘extremism’ by some. In the same way, we are not satisfied with the current system, which assumes more control over peoples lives, destroys nature, and entrenches social and economic inequalities.
AFA is an association of radical antifascists, who create local autonomous groups around the whole Czech Republic. Antifascists are mainly involved in their local groups. At the same time, these local groups are voluntarily joined together in federative structures according to area or type of activities. The internal structures of autonomous groups are based on the natural equality of all of their members, without artificial authorities or leaders.
AFA does not cooperate with the state authorities, political parties and repressive units. There is cooperation only with groups and individuals, whose activities are not in contradiction with our principles and objectives.
If you share our principles, join Antifascist Action!