Protest against Czech government's handling of the energy crisis erupt in capital

Protest against Czech government’s handling of the energy crisis erupt in capital

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Thousands of protesters rallied again in the Czech capital on Wednesday to condemn the Czech government’s handling of the energy crisis and its support for Ukraine.

Despite a national holiday, the protest that united the far right with the far left was smaller than the some 70,000 people who gathered for the same reasons at Prague’s central Wenceslas Square on Sept 3.

Waving Czech national flags, the protesters demanded the resignation of the current pro-Western coalition government led by conservative Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

CZECH PROTESTERS DEMAND ‘FREEDOM’ AS NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS GO INTO EFFECT FOR THE UNVACCINATED

“Resign, resign,” they repeatedly chanted during a demonstration held under the slogan “The Czech Republic first,” a reference to former U.S. President Donald Trump’s nationalist platform which he called “America first.”

People protesting at Vencesla’s Square in Prague, Czech Republic, on Sept. 28, 2022, call for the Czech president’s resignation amid European energy crisis.
(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

They criticized the government on a number of issues, including supporting the European Union’s sanctions against Russia, and dismissed as insufficient the government’s help for households and businesses affected by soaring energy prices.

The organizers oppose Czech membership in the European Union and NATO and some other international organizations, such as the United nations and the World Health Organization.

Smaller protests were held in several other major cities.

CZECH REPUBLIC OPENS TENDER FOR NEW NUCLEAR REACTOR

Although the country’s opposition made some gains in the municipal elections last weekend, the five government coalition parties did relatively well in the separate first round of elections for one third of the seats on the Parliament’s upper house, the Senate. The runoffs are planned for the coming weekend.

Source link

Biden snubs Florida's GOP lawmakers as Hurricane Ian approaches Previous post Biden snubs Florida’s GOP lawmakers as Hurricane Ian approaches
Patriots quarterbacks coach Joe Judge and quarterback Brian Hoyer confer as head coach Bill Belichick makes notes during the Baltimore Ravens game on Sept. 25, 2022, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Next post Patriots won’t ‘completely turn the offense on its head’ amid Mac Jones injury, Joe Judge says