Protests against Czech aid to Ukraine in Prague
Czechs take to the streets in a protest against the Czech government and ongoing military aid to Ukraine.
Czechs took to the streets in Prague's Letna Park on Saturday to oppose the government of the Czech Republic's shortsighted energy, trade, and aid to Ukraine policies.
The National Recovery Council organized the gathering, according to Czech Radio.
The group's activists urged the government to lower utility costs, stop energy export, nationalize underground gas storage facilities, and place a higher priority on the selling of items made in the country. The European Union, NATO, and their continuous assistance to Ukraine were also criticized.
Some were carrying banners that read "Stop the government," "Stop to Prime Minister [Petr] Fiala, you are warmongers" and "US bases – in the US and there will be peace." The crowd was also chanting "resignation" and "thieves".
The organizers do not have any political ambition behind this gathering, according to the reports.
As an alternative to the government's strategy, which failed to help the Czech Republic out of the energy, ecological, and economic crises, the National Recovery Council seeks to solve their nation's issues.
Last month, thousands of Czechs demonstrated in Prague, calling on the center-right administration to resign so that an early election could be held and demanding negotiations with Russia on gas supplies before the winter.
Early in September, a study commissioned by Czech Radio found that 45% of Czechs were "definitely" dissatisfied with the government's efforts to combat rising energy and food prices and that more than half of Czechs did not trust Fiala's administration.
Mass protests in the Czech Republic decry support for Ukraine pic.twitter.com/wgCoSpKFqC— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) September 3, 2022
Also, in May, according to Czech media, hundreds protested against military aid to Ukraine in Prague.