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(en) Czech, afed: Not pass! -- Report of protinacionalistické demonstration on 17 November in Prague. [machine translation]

Date Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:14:40 +0200


Even this year on Nov. 17 was an opportunity for a number of public meetings. Politicians put flowers and wreaths visible by chance and did not stay far behind their competitors. Very peculiar is that for commercial reasons, the memorial archway at the National class moved to the street. The biggest turnout had psychic events, evoking the spirit of Vaclav Havel, among others, with flags of the EU and NATO. A much less numerous protest actions were to be carried in the nationalist spirit and usually extol the current ruler of Castle Zeman. Probably the only authentic alternative to that day, which was identified with capitalism while militantly nationalist stand-mongering was the one convened Initiative No Racism! ( INR ). ---- To this event registered a number of groups and individuals. You could meet the anarchists, feminists, anti-fascists, socialists, greens, pirates ... The meeting was elected the tenth in the square in front of Prague's main railway station. By that time there were still only a few dozen demonstrators, but their number is constantly growing, and finally to about 500 people who greeted about half past ten short introductory speech of the organizers. Those in him nicely including commend solidarity initiatives to support refugees, mainly - due to the venue - Hlavák Initiative. Followed by an English translation.

The opening remarks came a fresh expression of feminist blocks in which there have been several speakers also attended a choral cry. Their speech called for a fairer world and another revolution. A revolution that will be feminist. "Feminism has no boundaries." Before the march, sweetened while waiting music from a mobile sound system. The parade carried the banner "Nationalism is not an alternative." Farther were displayed banners with slogans such as "reciprocity rather than domination," "Against racist exclusion and deportations," "nationalism there is no place", "Do not let the Nazis no chance", "Fight fotress Europe", "Antinacionalismus - well-being for all" or "Anti-fascism belongs to the streets." People also brought banners with different slogans, some miss a joke, for instance. "More feminism, less debilismu" or "Police killed Jesus" (from anarchokrestanu from the empty throne). And of course there flew the anarchist and anti-fascist banners.

The first stop was a march in front of the People's House, the seat of the governing Social Democrats. Here came the speech of the Socialist Solidarity, which criticized the capitalist system and noted the danger of populist demagogues how to use the frustration of people calling for a strong national state. It is on the contrary necessary to show alternatives without secretion of different groups of people. "If they will not let divide the borders, we better world." Then he took the word of a representative of young green, which had embarked populists, oligarchs and corporations, and among others. Pointed to the necessity of overcoming capitalism. By popular stop in front of the house was completed performances, during which he quoted a fascist and xenophobic statements by politicians. People then responded bellowing and throwing balls brown paper whose color symbolizes the level of political statements.

During the procession chanted anti-fascist and anti-capitalist passwords. From the sound system, which was traveling in the rear of the procession, came the music, sometimes interlaced with short speeches to the topic of the event.

About half a second, the procession stopped, this time before the Prague seat of the European Commission Representation in Jungmann Street. Here came the speech of the Antifa Vienna. This was followed by the information that the activists supporting the Kurdish militias in the fight against the Islamic State providing a field hospital, Margaret Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas, are now in Turkish custody.

That was only a short distance to the target demonstration on Jungmann Square, where a speech activists of collective INR. "It's easier to spit on the bottom than to try to reach the top, it is easier to reach for colorful faces until after the invisible hand of the market." But that antifascist November 17 is definitely not over. On the contrary, one could say that just started. Nearby, in the lower part of Wenceslas Square had just gathering okamurovci. Great opportunity to disrupt the meeting. It eventually despite police deployment and managed Okamura fans had the opportunity to hear clearly that they were not welcome.

Shuffled police grievous, so in massive odds with the participation of various components, including an anti-conflict team and dozens of secret, smlsla its classic bullshit on the van, which provided sound during the event.

From thirty people started to gather in front of the Faculty of Law at the Curie Square to try to prevent the announced march ultrapravicáku Jewish city. In the Letná park, meanwhile paraded gathering about four hundred Orthodox Zemanovci, fart playing in the militia, anti-Islamist and neo-Nazis. A hundred then the fourth afternoon marched through Prague. Joined them and some participants 'leftist' event, with such talk. KSCM deputy chairman Josef Skala or CSSD deputy Jaroslav Foldyna and fascist actions of the National Democracy.

At that time, at Republic Square for nearly a hundred people chanted legal analysis Jiri Montenegrin horrified, "how is it possible that someone cancels a law that foreigners can not own our land." This block against Islamization on Palach Square instead of having to listen to his speeches sound system directed from the windows of the Academy of Arts, which put up the building as well as banners reading "bloc against bloc" or "Under Burkina beach".

Ten minutes before five o'clock came the information that the march of Summer was due to the possibility of blockade diverted and need to move to the Rudolfinum. People who managed to create the fastest at the end of the bridge blockade Manesova sitting. Others protidemonstrantum prevented the transfer of police cordons. At the moment, although police managed unified approach antifascists crumble, but in the end it turned out to be an advantage. Groups antifascists appeared decentrally at various places where he march browse, regardless of how it police operatively changed route. Patriots So literally all the time after crossing the river waiting complications, delays, blockades, active and vocal resistance antifascists and passers-by who place themselves at random.

Although police were able to blockade by MANESUV remove the bridge, another was held only a few dozen meters away and prevented from entering the Jewish quarter. Someone built zemanovcum into the path individually, for which he could expect police protection. Counteraction took place peacefully, on the side of the nationalists was familiar with rage and some of it expressed quite aggressive behavior, racial slurs and various vulgarities, others contented themselves with chants of "Long live Zeman" followed in direct succession password pre-war fascist "Nothing but the nation" and the Nazis favorites "Bohemia for the Czechs". Number complement mobile inconspicuous clusters secret. Above all he watched a police helicopter and all kinds of police surveillance technique in the streets.

After several tens of meters was deflected march Zemanovci in Krížovnické street blocked again. The way prevented him from living chain and people chanting "they shall not pass!", "Go home, make a mistake on a time" like. At half past six in the place began to converge riot and plan intervention. From the police van came with a challenge to those present after two words, however, it completely drowned out the horn of a police car, thereby uncommitted onlookers quite fun. Thus, the nationalists were diverted again and protidemonstranti kept longer in the police siege, stopped and checked a few of them to ensure, among them A2larmu photographer and editor of The Referendum.

Nicnežnárodovci encountered opponents after a moment also at the Marian Square. And here, finally, the police encircled a long time been holding several dozen protidemonstrantu. Those, however, maintain a good mood. Stemmed mainly from a strong feeling that we have a pretty miserable day this modern reincarnation fascists. Another unflattering welcome from fascists expected Zeman fans on Bethlehem Square, where their actions numbering about fifty most loyal ended.

We have always opposed the various forms of fascism and racism, and there is no reason for not doing so in the future. I like to remind that under capitalism in 1989 necinkalo key squares. Living there is certainly no prize. In the streets so we were mainly "for free and solidary society", what was the second part of the name of an anti-fascist demonstration.

Related reports:

http://denikreferendum.cz/clanek/24122-17-listopad-2016-zive-postrehy-z-protestu

http://a2larm.cz/2016/11/17-listopad-vsechno-pri-starem/

http://denikreferendum.cz/clanek/24129-rozdeleny-17-listopad-spojil-k-veceru-boj-o-zidovske-mesto

http://denikreferendum.cz/clanek/24131-jak-jsem-slavil-17-listopad-v-policejnim-antonu

http://a2larm.cz/2016/11/fotoreport-kazdy-za-svou-svobodu/

https://www.afed.cz/text/6561/no-pasaran
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