June 12, 2024

Far-right protests in Ceske Budejovice against the Roma community turned violent on Saturday, 29 June 2013, resulting in eight people being injured, including two police officers. More than 100 people were detained during the clashes, and police found baseball bats, brass knuckles, gas pistols and other weapons in possession of the demonstrators. Protestors had attempted to reach neighborhoods where the Roma population was prominent, leading to confrontations with the police. Officers used tear gas and pushed back the crowd with horses. The clashes occurred after the city authorities canceled the anti-Roma demonstration. The protests had started in late June after a conflict between children in a playground escalated into a dispute among adults.