Bloc Against Islam withdraws from agreement with Dawn party

The group Bloc Against Islam, led by Martin Konvička, has unexpectedly withdrawn from an agreement with the Dawn party to join forces in regional and Senate elections this autumn. Mr Konvička wrote online that the Dawn party had “acted unfairly, had not upheld its end of the bargain and had tried to use the Bloc for its own gain”. He added that the decision to sign the agreement had been a “political mistake”. The Dawn party was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in the last national election, led by now former chairman Tomio Okamura. Bloc Against Islam has become increasingly vocal in recent years, pushing a largely anti-migrant platform.