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Anti-government demonstration in Prague against migration policy: 5 people detained

About 200 citizens took to the streets, protesting against Islamization of the city caused by welcoming migrants fleeing Syrian civil war

The rally in support of far-right political movements took place on Saturday in central Prague. Some 200 participants demanded from the authorities to strengthen migration control and halt the spread of Islamization; the movement’s leader Adam Bartos, chairman of the National Democracy, called for sentencing those politicians who pushed the country into collapse, to a death penalty.

“The government has repeatedly lied to the citizens, for example by supporting the EU agreement with Turkey Refugees, thanks to him, can penetrate into Europe,” added Bartos. Police officers arrested him immediately after.​

The protesters expressed their dissatisfaction towards the recent EU-Turkey agreement: the deal, allegedly, would make it easier for refugees to enter countries of the European Union.

According to a police statement, the protest was stopped early; five demonstrators, including Bartos, were detained, five police officers were injured during the riot.

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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