Líbeznice (near Prague) – Today’s demonstration on Wenceslas Square, attended by tens of thousands of people, was called by forces that claim to be pro-Russian, are close to extreme positions and are against the interests of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) told journalists in Líbeznice Near Prague. The prime minister is traveling in central Bohemia as part of the campaign before the municipal elections. According to the police, 70,000 people gathered at today’s anti-government demonstration.
“It is clear that Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns appear repeatedly on our territory, and someone simply succumbs to them,” said Fiala. He added that everyone has the right to express their views and demonstrate. “The interpretations of the events that I have had the opportunity to see so far point to strongly pro-Russian attitudes, and in my opinion, this does not correspond to the interests of the Czech Republic and our citizens,” added Fiala.
The protest called Czech Republic in 1st place is a joint action of organizations, political parties and citizens who disagree with current politics and want change. The police have not yet reported any problems. Many demonstrators brought Czech flags, some also drums and banners with inscriptions such as Water boils for every pig or Thoughts for Ukrainians and two sweaters for us. They have slogans against the EU, NATO, Prime Minister Fial, the Green Deal for Europe and the government’s rejection of Russia.
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