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Czech extremist party to demonstrate against EU foreign ministers

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Hluboka nad Vltavou, South Bohemia, March 24 (CTK) – The Czech extreme rightist extra-parliamentary Workers’ Party (DS) will stage a rally against a meeting of EU foreign ministers outside its venue at the Hluboka castle on March 27, DS spokesman Martin Zbela told CTK on Tuesday.

However, the castle precinct will be thoroughly sealed off and patrolled by the police throughout the event.

The DS still wants to get there as it has duly announced the route of the march, including the castle and the Ales South Bohemian Gallery, Zbela said.

Hluboka nad Vltavou Mayor Tomas Jirsa said the town hall had not allowed the march.

The town did not permit the march and it has only taken note of it as it has not had enough legal reasons to ban it, Jirsa said.

“In the serious affair, we have naturally consulted the Interior Ministry and the police. The town hall could not have acted differently,” Jirsa told CTK.

Zbela said the march would take place from 17:00 a.m.

The Supreme Administrative Court turned down the government proposal for dissolving the DS on March 4.

In its proposal the government said it believed the DS harbours extremists and seeks the removal of democracy in the country.

However, the court ruled that the arguments were not sufficient to have the party banned.

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