Czech Republic: police halt concert in northern village because of racist lyrics

Police halted a concert in a northern Czech village because of the racist lyrics of some of the songs, police said Sunday.

Spokeswoman Ludmila Knoppova said that about 140 skinheads attended the concert held in a restaurant in Zlata Olesnice, 160 kilometers (100 miles) northeast of Prague, Saturday night.

Police were monitoring the event and decided to intervene shortly before midnight Saturday, Knoppova said.

Twelve people were detained. One has been accused of inciting racial hatred, an offense punishable by up to three years in prison. All twelve were later released, Knoppova said, reported AP. P.T.

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