On February 6, 2016 antifascists in Prague, Czech Republic frustrated a mob of Islamophobic, racist filth by shutting down their planned hate rally. Shortly after the bigots were forced to abandon their public plans, a large group of masked men, armed with cobble stones, iron bars, and molotov cocktails, attacked the Klinika centre in Žižkov, Prague, shouting racist abuse at a neighbour who witnessed the attack. Part of the centre was set on fire in the attack and a few people were hospitalized due to smoke inhalation and, in one case, a head injury.
Klinika has been a lifeline to refugees arriving in Prague, distributing food and clothing and offering free Czech and English language classes in addition to their anti-authoritarian political work. We believe that it was Klinika’s support for refugees as much as it was their staunch stance against racism and xenophobia that made them a target for fascist aggression.
Klinika issued a statement the following day, defiantly vowing to continue their solidarity actions and continue their important work while also noting how similar the cowardly aggression of Czech fascists was to the fascists of Daesh/ISIS.
The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund is sending a donation to Klinika to help them rebuild their centre, pay for the medical costs of the victims of the attack, and get back to supporting refugees as soon as possible. We encourage all anti-fascists to join us in doing so via Klinika’s donation page.