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Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups

Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups Right-wing forces provoked anti-Roma actions in 7 cities of the Czech Republic in the summer of 2013. Anti-Romani rally in České Budějovice.

Right-wing radicals from the “Working Party of Social Justice” (RPSS) play a key role in the environment. RPSS chairman since the 20th of November 2010 Tomáš Vandas who earlier in 2003 founded the “Workers' Party”.

RPSS is the strongest right-wing party in the Czech Republic (about 600 members). Since 2010 it has made contact with the German neo-Nazis of the National Democratic Party.,/p>

There are also smaller organizations: Patriotic Front (founded in 1993), continuing the tradition of fascist organizations in the interwar period, “Free Youth”, “Autonomous Nationalists” , “Independent Nazis”, “National activists,” some groups that fractured from the “Independent Nazis” in 2010. Namely, “National Resistance”, “Popular Front”, association “Blood and Honor”, “Women protest movement”, regional groups “National Resistance - Ruda”, “National Resistance of Bohemia”. The Czech League Defensive” found a close connection with the “Christian Defensive League” that was formed in the social network Facebook on the basis of the “English Defensive League.” It has about 60 000 followers, who oppose the Islamization of the Czech Republic. The association is trying to prevent the creation of better conditions for the life of Muslims (a state program in 2014) and deprive them of their public funding. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic the core of neo-Nazi groups consists of 500 people, and about 4000-5000 people support them.

In 2013, the organization “Czech Lions” declared itself as far-right, which amounted to breakaway RPSS activists intending to focus on the fight against “multiculturalism”. On May 5, it became known that the Czech police discovered a branch of a Russian neo-Nazi organisation WotanJugend led by a native of Perm S. Busygin. Czech neo-Nazis have close relations with their German, Slovakian and Polish counterparts.

Moderate parties sometimes also engage in xenophobic remarks. Among them is the Party of Free Citizens, established in 2009, and Tomio Okamura’s Dawn of Democracy.,/p>

RPSS operates under the slogan “Czech Republic for Czech People” and actively cooperates with an anti-Semitic publicist Petr Kalinovsky and his website www.radnicelitvinov.cz.

RPSS programme states: “We do not want to be a nation of immigrants, immigrants from the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, Asia, Far East, etc. Political asylum or a residence permit should be granted only to persons who can adapt to national traditions and habits of the citizens of the Czech Republic and will be able to fully assimilate” – was stated in the program of this party. Nationalists accused the migrants of taking jobs that belong to the indigenous population, abusing free treatment in hospitals, etc.

The party advocates a return to the “conservative moral and spiritual values” and demands not only to not give permission for same-sex marriage, but also to cancel the legalization of same-sex partnerships and permission for adoption of children by LGBT people. Nationalists also demanded to cancel the mythical “benefits depending on the colour of skin”, which allegedly employs workers and, in particular, to stop paying for treatment of immigrants. They argue that the “inadaptable” (i.e. Roma) supposedly “live in a privileged position at the expense of others” and enjoy de facto immunity from crimes. The program of RPSS also demands blocking the way into the country for “criminal” nationalities and deport foreigners who have committed a crime.

IvČRN pioneers a campaign against Halal food. Its leaflets state that profits from the sale of such food could go towards terrorism. They also accuse Muslims of cruelty to animals and lack of sanitary norms.

Party of Free Citizens denies the Lisbon Treaty and protests the introduction of euro.

Tomio Okamura’s Dawn of (Direct) Democracy is the main source of anti-immigrant measures. Tomio Okamura’s initiative led to the adoption of the law restricting migration into the country.

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