Czech Peace Movement protested against NATO

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

On Saturday May 20 2017 a demonstration against NATO took place on Wenceslas Square in the centre of Prague, Czech Republic. Protest was organised by the Czech Peace Movement in the framework of the international campaign of the World Peace Council "YES TO PEACE! NO TO NATO!" and was directed against the upcomming NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.

Participants of the demonstration, which was suported by several other Czech peace organizations, protested against membership of the Czech Republic in NATO, military budget increase, participation of Czech army in foreign imperialist military interventions and rising of presence of the US military forces in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

Several speakers spoke at the demonstration, among others chairman of the Czech Peace Movement Milan Krajca, spokeperson of the No to the Bases Iniciative Eva Novotna, vice-chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia Josef Skala, head of Czechoslovak Soldiers in Reserve for Peace Ivan Kratochvil, chairman of the Trade Union Association of Bohemia, Moravia & Silesia Stanislav Grospic and member of Czech Parliament Marta Semelova.

Short video from the demonstration against NATO in Prague: