Massive police operation against anarchists left three people in custody (Czech Republic)
Following massive raid on anarchists on Tuesday night, three people were
charged with terrorism and taken into custody. Whole operation police
called “Phoenix” started in early morning with house search in dozens of
private flats and social center “Ateneo” in the town of Most. Around 20
people were arrested, part of them only questioned and immediately
Three people were charged of attempted terrorism (12-20 years of
prison), some others are officially investigated of the same crime but
were released. Even others were charged of not reporting this serious
crime. Three people were taken into custody. As some servers were
confiscated most of Czech anarchists websites are down.
The police story is that the group of people formed “autonomous cell”
and planned the attack on a train with army surplus or with Hyundai cars
with Molotov cocktails. They were organized group because one of them
should have bought gasoline, others should have brought bottles.
Police also connect them with a couple of cases of fire attack, most of
them funny. In the following article you could see pictures of one of
the police car they try to burn down. There is clearly no damage but it
is still considered terrorism:
Czech anarchists groups released joint open letter claiming that the
only goal of operation is to scare the movement that is recently
starting to gain some public support, especially mentioning fight of
Prague solidarity network for paying wages in Prague restaurant
“Rizkarna” and case of autonomous social center “Klinika.”
Today the MayDay demo took place with 400 people. One of the
investigated activist gave a speech there. Next week, anarchist bookfair
takes place in Prague, which is one of the biggest action of anarchist
movement of the year.
This entry was posted on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 12:12 pm and is filed under Social Control.