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Government condemns hate-related attacks on Prague cafes and shops

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Prague, April 27 (CTK) – The Czech cabinet condemned the authors of threatening inscriptions and Nazi symbols, which appeared at several places in Prague this weekend, at its meeting yesterday.
It seems that the extremist graffiti was scrawled on cafes and shops participating in the HateFree Zone project that promotes tolerance to minorities and refugees and is supported by the Government Office.
Culture Minister Daniel Herman (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) said the ministers will keep following the case.
Any extremist actions need to be resolutely rejected, he said.
Herman said it is good that the police suspect the perpetrator of inciting to hatred of another group of persons and restricting their rights and freedoms.
The police are investigating seven cases of hateful graffiti. If found guilty, the perpetrators face up to three years in prison.
Several hundred people met in a square in the broader centre of Prague on Monday to protest against the spraying of Nazi symbols.

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