Does anyone know how to contact the Czech police?
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September 20, 2006 at 1:56 am #690942
I’d really like to tell them how I felt when I saw the Czechtek vidio.
I’d like to tell them quite loudly.
I’m not going to write anymore now because I’m becoming fucking angry and I don’t want to offend any of you.September 20, 2006 at 7:21 am #867599General LightingModerator
Many people here were equally angry; there are a few users from CZ and my friends got caught up in this riot (thankfully they were not hurt).
There was a protest against it in CZ – the cops shut that one down and shot someones dog.
Unfortunately they will probably ignore the complaints from a foreigner, after they did the same with those from their own citizens and EU citizens – unless you write to the High Commission/Embassy for Czech Republic…(which will probably get you a grudging reply which means nothing…)
After a few initial protests all charges against most of the cops were dropped; although allegedly one senior officer resigned.
Situations like this happen worldwide when large raves are organised without total tolerance and acceptance by a majority of the locals; the riot squads are sent in and people get hurt on both sides. It happened in the UK this year as well..
Maybe it also happens in Australia – perhaps not so much as you have more free space there?
The year afterwards a legal teknival was held in a military base with full approval of the authorities.September 20, 2006 at 8:39 am #867601
Thank you fo9r your reply.
I’ve found sound some more information since I last checked the PartyVibe site.
http://en.policejnistat.cz seem to be doing a lot of good work and have managed to organise several demonstrations. There are a lot more videos of violence on their site and they are requesting that anyone who has pictures or video submit them so that they can be used as evidence if they ever get those responsible into a court.
AmnestyInternational are also doing their bit. Petitions have been signed and sent and well as some quite serios letters. No responses posted yet though.
I won’t be discouraged by put off by disgrunteled replys to my emails.
There have been a few times in the past (not for a long time now) when I have been so angry that I’ve attacked and caused physical harm to people in order to make them realise just how much they have pissed me off. In each instance I certainly received a disgruntled responce, putting it mildly. Sometimes it really hurt.
I don’t regret any of it though. In my opinion they deserved everything they got and the Czechoslovakian police certainly deserve some tough critisism.
Any ANYONE who endorses that type of behavior from the police in their country will hear the same message from me.
I have not felt this upset and agry for a long time. I was planning to go to Czechtek this year but decided to catch up eith friends in Australia instead. Thank goodness for that.
The Australian police force apparently have their moments but nothing I’ve heard about them makes me think that might be capable of something like that.
Again. I’m so fucking angry I want to cry!September 20, 2006 at 8:56 am #867600General LightingModerator
The events did cause a minor constitutional crisis within CZ….
This years (2006) Czechtek was legal and authorised by the military(!) to prevent a repeat of the 2005 events; it went off without major problems.
Even so some media outlets tried to exaggerate the amount of problems that occur at the event!September 20, 2006 at 10:26 am #867602
Mmm. I saw this response from the Czech ambassador to Australia.
I don’t think he can have seen the video footage. I’ll write to him again and ask him to look at it and then see if he offers a different response. It was nice of him to supply his contact info although he may wish he hadn’t.
Dear Ms Borschke,
Thank you for your letter in which you pointed out the police attack against the Czech nationals at the CzechTek Party on 29 July 2005.
As per information available to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra, the brutality was not all on one side. The crowd was demonstrably aggressive, destroyed property and left a terrible mess, which had to be cleaned up by the locals. Furthermore, the locals were not asked if they minded the noise and other affects of CzechTek. The Party organizers had rented the land, however they were not authorized to organize such a party there. I agree with you, that the 1989 Czech Velvet Revolution aimed to, and succeeded in reestablishing freedom of assembly together with other basic principles of democracy. However, there is a rule included among these principles stating that freedom of one human finishes where freedom of another human starts.
You have mentioned the Czech Prime Minister’s statement regarding a legislative regulation with regards to holding functions similar to CzechTek. Please take into account that similar parties are not allowed to be held in countries such as the United Kingdom and France, and in Germany and Austria after a substantial preparation, according to my knowledge. CzechTek 2005 was not the only party of this kind held in the Czech Republic, but in this case preparation and organization were missing or completely failed.
A number of Czech politicians, including the President of the Czech Republic, claimed that the police attack was controversial and that the police brutality was out of proportion to the breach of the law. Therefore the Senate Examination Commission and a commission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have been established. Former Czech President Havel has personaly established contact between “the dancers” and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Information available to me does not enable me to give a full explanation of all the circumstances regarding the CzechTek Party on 29 July 2005. However, they enable me to confirm that you do not have to be wary to travel to the Czech Republic. It is a beautiful place, where the people, including policemen, are usually kind, similarly as in Australia.
Karel PaĹľourek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic
Embassy of the Czech Republic
38 Culgoa Circuit,
Canberra ACT 2606
Phone No: (6) 2901386
Fax: (6) 2900006
Useful information: http://www.mzv.cz/canberra/
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