Prague – A demonstration against the government will take place in Prague’s Wenceslas Square this afternoon. Organizers expect tens of thousands of people to attend. According to them, the protest called the Czech Republic in 1st place is a joint action of organizations, political parties and citizens who do not agree with the current policy of the Czech Republic and want a change in the political course.
The organizers of the demonstration want the departure of the current government, mitigation of the effects of the energy crisis and repair of the damage. They demand freeing the domestic industry from dependence on foreign companies, as well as military neutrality and ensuring direct contracts with gas suppliers at low prices, especially with Russia. According to them, the Czech Republic needs to change the system of distribution and payments for electricity so that it does not pay intermediaries on the stock exchange. This was announced by the organizers at a press conference on Thursday.
Former president of the Agrarian Chamber Zdeněk Jandejsek or energy expert Vladimír Štěpán should speak at today’s event. According to the website of the event, SPD deputy Jiří Kobza, chairwoman of the Trikolora movement Zuzana Majerová and communist candidate for president Josef Skála are also scheduled to speak.
The police are preparing standard security measures in connection with the demonstration, Prague police spokesman Jan Daněk told ČTK. The protest, as well as other events that will take place today, will be monitored by hundreds of police officers. In addition to the demonstration, the tenth annual Prague Harley Days is also taking place today in Prague, which also includes the ride of hundreds of motorcycles through the center of the metropolis.