On September 3, a large rally demanding the resignation of the government was held on Wenceslas Square in the center of Prague. According to the Czech police, about 70 thousand people took part in the peaceful demonstration. The organizers of the campaign called “The Czech Republic in the first place!” declared that there were about 100 thousand participants.
The organizers demanded that the government resign by September 25, saying that they would hold new actions if this did not happen.
The rally united citizens with different views, politicians from various political parties and movements, as well as activists of different organizations who decided to “fight together for the future of the country.”
The organizers of the action criticized the government for high energy prices, as well as the generally pro-Western course of the current government.
The demonstrators demanded the ensuring of gas supplies at low prices, i.e. from Russia, change of the electricity payment system and free the Czech industry from dependence on foreign companies. The citizens also demanded to free their country from direct political subordination to the EU, WHO and the UN. Among the demands there are the assurance of freedom of speech in the media . The protesters demanded the declaration of neutrality of the Czech Republic in the Ukrainian war and “stop diluting the nation with Ukrainian refugees.”
The predicted opposition to the war in Europe begins, and it is expected to gain momentum in various countries in the coming months.
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