Czechs protest the "warmonger" administration.April 17
Thousands of people gathered in Prague on Sunday to demand that the Czech government turn attention away from helping Ukraine fight Russia and instead tackle the energy crisis and high inflation at home. The 'Czechia Against Poverty' rally was spearheaded by the opposition party Law, Respect, Expertise (PRO 2022). Protesters gathered at Wenceslas Square, condemning what one called “the lying government” and carrying banners that said “No to war” and “Get out of NATO.” Jaroslav Foldyna, an MP from the Freedom and Direct Democracy party, said that the government needs to go before it destroys the country. Renata Urbanova told AFP that the government is “full of warmongers” who are making us suffer economically. A group of people with Ukrainian flags rallied in support of Kiev in the center of the capital at around the same time.
The monthly cost of living has increased for most Czechs and up to 70% of households were forced to resort to austerity measures. Prague has supplied heavy weapons to Ukraine, including 89 tanks, and has backed economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU. More than 4