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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.

According to the report of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic on manifestations of extremism in 2019, the far-right scene in the "traditional" sense was completely filled with xenophobic groups. The dominant force among these groups and at the turn of the 20s. The 21st century, of course, was again the movement "Freedom and Direct Democracy" (Svoboda a přímá demokracie - SPD) by Tomio Okamura, who at that time was vice-president of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

To the beginning. 20s two more far-right parties became known in the Czech Republic. These are the Association "Most Residents for the Majority" and "National Social Front". The association used slogans such as "The problem of the maladaptive not only needs to be solved, it needs a final solution" or "If you don't know how to behave, you can't live with us" in advertising space. Obviously, this is another attack on the Roma people. Approximately in the same vein they acted in 2019-21. and activists of the NSF party. In addition, some other groups of right-wing radicals were active on the Czech scene, for example, the Open Town Hall Most (Otevřená radnice Most) movement. Their slogans were also antigypsy appeals

One of them: "Poison alone is not strong enough for these pests", which became the reason for a criminal case in 2018. This slogan was posted on social media on a page called "Zero Tolerance for the Unadaptable". After the case was filed, representatives of the movement defended themselves, arguing that the slogan referred to the excessive reproduction of beetles or rats and that their association with another slogan about "maladjustable" was an unfortunate accident.

The political movement of the former Prime Minister Andrei Babiš, ANO (Action of Discontented Citizens), should also be attributed to the border right-wing populist parties. Originally created as a platform to fight corruption, it was supposed to bring apolitical pragmatism to politics. Declaring itself a center-right party, ANO nevertheless came to the turn of the 20s as a Eurosceptic party opposed to migration.

The Movement's 2021 Election Agenda focused on national sovereignty, opposition to the EU, heightened references to migration, and caricature of the party's political opponents. The campaign slogan "Until my body is torn apart" epitomized Babiš as a defender of the common people until his last breath. In essence, the ANO program was more focused on increasing the role of the state in social affairs, infrastructure, and security, combined with promises of a balanced budget and low taxes. The ethno-populist orientation of the ANO, intertwined with a vague combination of social spending and budgetary thrift, is reminiscent of Western European right-wing radical parties.

According to the results of the 2021 elections, ANO took second place with 27.1% of the vote. The far-right movement "Freedom and Direct Democracy" gained 10%, which allows it to remain a significant political force in the Czech Republic.

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