The Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS) has convened a march for 10 September in Nový Bor. The party will do its best to gain publicity for its extremist opinions on the basis of recent events, including a machete attack committed by five Romani people against three customers at a local bar there.
The town hall says it wanted to somehow thwart the march, which will start at the train station and end on the square, but has not succeeded. "Unfortunately we don't have any legal options for preventing this demonstration. We had three days to determine the facts and we thoroughly researched the event, but everything is procedurally in order, and the announcement of the event was filed by an individual, not by the party," Mayor of Nový Bor Jaromír Dvořák (TOP 09) told news server iDNES.cz.
The town hall is nevertheless prepared to ban the assembly the minute the law is broken. "The majority of inhabitants of this town are against radicals and want to make their disagreement known," Dvořák told news server iDNES.cz.
Even though local Romani people are anticipating the day with tension, they do not intend to hide indoors. Miroslav Táncoš, chair of the Romani Economic Council of the Czech Republic (Romská hospodářská rada ČR) told news server iDNES.cz: "We won't get in the way, though, we don't want it to end up like Litvínov here."
In October 2008, clashes and conflicts with police were provoked by the so-called Workers' Party "Protection Corps" (Ochranné sbory DS) in Litvínov. Members of the corps at the time included the current Vice-Chair of the Workers' Youth (Dělnická mládež) Lucie Šlégrová, who is reportedly planning to attend the demonstration in Nový Bor.