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(en) Czech, afed: Against the Fear of Politics II -- Report from a Saturday blockade of representatives of European fascist parties in Prague. [machine translation]

Date Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:22:11 +0200


Together with the other participants and participants of the Saturday blockade, we meet about three hours in front of the National Archives building. The sun sinks slowly and can not be said to be warm. ---- There are two vans, a samba band and a cheerful mood, we are all curious about the course of today's action. ---- Most affiliates have already formed an affinity group along with their friends and buddies (about what affinity group and how to create it, we wrote HERE before the event https://www.facebook.com/events/1400290696749356/permalink/1408670242578068/ ). The success of the action depends on the blocking of three driveways to the hotel at the same time, so we have divided into three groups of fingers: blue (this was part of the author of this text), orange and pink.

We differ from each other not only by age, past experience and appearance, but also by colorful scarves that someone hangs around their hand, others like a headband. According to our estimates, about 250 people have met.
At about half past three, all three fingers form banners (the one behind our long green banner "Let's waste, not people!" Who kindly lent Young Green), and they utterly "block all fascism" (this song was composed especially for Saturday's event, its full text can be found HERE ).
Our finger is a wide banner at the forefront, the Good Night White Pride flag in the middle, the "Jurassic Park of Nation's We Do not Want" at the back, and about a hundred participants and affiliates organized in affinity groups.
Instead of blocking, we move relatively swiftly, chanting different passwords and escorting samba bandu. After the second junction, we stop by the plan and begin to block. Although all three blockades were officially announced as a demonstration, no one knows what to expect from the present police officers.
We respond collectively to all events by convening a "plenary of delegates of affinity groups" (which, of course, is inexplicable, so we shorten it to a "delipeneum"). On the one hand, it gives us time, and on the other, all participants can talk about the course and course of action - one could say that a similar way of organizing events is purely anarchist.
In the direction of the hotel and from there, we have several local residents, a public bus or a journalist, so it is certainly not true how Hulan police spokesman said after the action that we would "take residents of the settlement as hostages".
Several tens of minutes after we took the position, information comes from the other two fingers: "All the way to the hotel is closed!" This brings a wave of joy to the present.
After a while, the participants of the right-wing populist conference begin to sneer. Greatly dialed by our successful blockade. Their first attempt to pass through the crowd of anti-fascists and anti-fascists ended with a fiasco (I really do not understand what they were expecting) and although they would certainly deserve it, given that our actions were previously announced as non-violent, we try not to break the conflict, and after a short stumbling and exchange of views the rulers give it up.
A few tens of minutes later, they are rehearsing, this time a band of brave heavy boys comes to their aid, and this time they get on the other side (I do not doubt that if it were willing, it would be much more complicated, but given that our main goal is to block the "big fish" heading to the congress, it is not the interest of the situation to collapse). The police have earned the chanting of "Who Foresters Cover It, It's the Police," but after a moment's confusion, the cops will pull back a few yards away and our action will go on.
In addition to this smaller, rather smiley incident, nothing surpassed during the day (surprisingly), and even the police were somewhat more likely to be calm and happy to monitor the situation "from afar" (the helicopter supervised the smooth course of the right-wing congress, of course our monitoring vehicle "Big brother").
During the evening, the liberal, pro-European demonstration "Towards a common Europe without fear and hatred" is being shifted away from the hotel, which depicts our impressions. Hopefully, we'll see you next time on a more radical event (like Saturday's).
During the blockade, among other things, the excellent member of the Limits initiative was the one who introduced the platform, drew closer to the struggle it leads, put it in context with the ongoing blockade and invited present to the second edition of Klimakempu.
After six o'clock we move to the hotel where we meet the other fingers, listening to the final thanks and a summary of the day. We were told:
- The beginning of the Congress was delayed by a few tens of minutes and a bit of Fascist angry
- the eight rightists who were pushing on a blue finger were in fact a group of MEPs (exUKIP MEP Janice Atkinson) - we did so unprecedented:
- Marine Le Pen had to travel to the hotel over a bumpy cycle path.

Since it was a long and cold day, we move to the heat to share the impressions and experience we have gained (a few hundred meters away we are still following the delivery with the heavy-haired - what if we accidentally decided to loosen Agrofertu's headquarters, which is nearby).

https://www.afed.cz/text/6772/proti-politice-strachu-ii
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