Tens of thousands of Czechs express support for Ukraine


PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Czechs gathered in the capital on Sunday to express solidarity with Ukraine and support for democratic values.

the meeting was held in response Three Recent Anti-Government Demonstrations Other protesters called on conservative Prime Minister Petr Fiala’s pro-Western coalition to resign because of its support for Ukraine. These early rallies also protested high energy prices and opposed the country’s accession to the EU and NATO.

Organizers of previous rallies are known for spreading Russian propaganda and opposing COVID-19 vaccinations.

People gathered in Prague on Sunday, waving Czech, Ukrainian and EU flags, with slogans reading ‘Czech Republic against fear’ and ‘We will control it’.

Sunday’s rally in central Wenceslas Square was organized by a group called ‘Million Moments for Democracy’, which was behind several rallies to support Ukraine following Russia’s aggression on February 24. . The group has previously held mass rallies against populist billionaire former prime minister Andrei Babis, calling him a threat to democracy.

The group spoke of anti-government demonstrations that united the far right and the far left. It sought to undermine democracy by exploiting public fear of inflation and the war in Ukraine.

Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska thanked those who attended the rally in a video message. Added hope not to.

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