Protesters Thwart Neo-Nazi Rally in Prague

'I don't like these idiots with their shaved heads,' says one
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 11, 2007 9:15 AM CST
Policeman detains a radical in a subway station downtown Prague Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007. The planned neo-Nazi march through the Jewish Quarter of Prague did not take place thanks to police measures, but...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Neo-Nazis marching on the anniversary of the infamous 1938 Nazi pogrom Kristallnacht ran into a wall of more than 1,000 counter-protesters bearing the Star of David in Prague's old Jewish quarter yesterday, the BBC reports. Czech police had earlier detained some of the skinheads, members of the Young Nationalist Democrats, who were armed with batons and homemade Molotov cocktails.

Scuffles broke out across the capital, but police largely contained any violence. The march, officially to protest the Czech presence in Iraq, had been banned by courts. But in the end, skinheads proceeded, as did Czechs bearing "Never Again" banners. "I came because I don't like these idiots with their shaved heads," said one teenager.