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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Excerpt from comment "Misuse of riot police" by head of Czech Presidential Office Jiri Weigl published by Czech newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes web site on 4 August
The holiday atmosphere has been disturbed by a techno rave [CzechTek] in the Tachov area [on 30 July in the Czech Republic]. [passage omitted]
Since November 1989 [during protests against the Communist regime] there has not been such an acute clash with the police, nor has violence been used to such an extent, leading to such a large number of injuries on both sides and to a conflict resulting in demonstrations that have lasted for several days. …