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Roma race trial continues

Radio Prague, August 16th - The trial of four Roma men accused of a racially motivated attack last spring will continue today in Usti nad Labem.

On April 12th last year, a driver ran into three of the men, who were all drunk. No-one was hurt because the driver braked in time.

The Roma men then attacked the driver and his wife. A police patrol arrived at the scene to intervene, and the Roma focused their attack on the police, now reinforced by many others. The incident was eventually resolved by police reinforcements. During the attack, two police officers and the married couple were injured, the woman seriously.

The four men are accused of a racially motivated attack, assaulting a police officer, hooliganism and grievous bodily harm. Two of the accused have refused to plead, and the other two have pleaded not guilty.

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