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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]
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
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
- 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).
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