About 700-1000 people met on Jan Palach square on February 15th to demonstrate against the war on Irak. Among the speakers was Czech philosopher Erazim Kohak, representatives of the Anti-war Initiative (Americans in Prague against the war), a representative of Iraqui citizens living in Prague, and two British musicians. Around 3:00pm we marched to the Office of Government, then across Mala Strana to the American embassy to hand over a declaration against the war. The demonstration ended peacefully around 4:00pm on Malostranske Square.
Communists met on Wenceslas square around 3pm to protest against the war. Then they marched through Mala strana where several dozen revolutionary communist youth members (who had participated in the first demonstration as well) joined them. The march reached the American embassy at around 5:00pm.
The next antiwar demonstration (organized by the Czech and Slovak Anarchist Federation) will take place on Churchillovo namesti February 22nd, at 2pm.
If war is announced (within the next two weeks) there will be an antiwar meeting on Wenceslas square at 6:00pm that evening. if war is not announced within the next fourteen days, then the next demonstration will be March 1st on Wenceslas square at 1:30pm. Photos, entire article...