The HateFree Culture project that fought manifestations of racial and other hatred in the Czech Republic, may come to an abrupt end. The minister for human rights and minorities, Jan Chvojka, who was appointed to office two months ago, has announced his decision to terminate it as of April.

“From the beginning, I considered it a temporary project that should not turn into a permanent agenda of the Government Agency for Social Inclusion,” Chvojka said.

Czech cafes, clubs, theaters and galleries that join the HateFree Zone promote openness to all people irrespective of their ethnicity or other qualities. They are marked by a “hate free” sticker on the entrance and in the interior.

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