The demonstration, organized by the Chcípl PES initiative on Prague’s Old Town Square on Sunday, ended prematurely. The reason was the measures taken by the police, which allowed only a maximum of 100 people to be allowed to demonstrate and refused to allow dozens of others into the area.
The meeting on Prague’s Old Town Square was closed by the organizers on the initiative of Chcípl PES shortly after the start at 14:00. The reason was the measures taken by the police, which allowed only a maximum of 100 people to be allowed to demonstrate and refused to allow dozens of others into the area. Its participants then went under Petřín, from where they decided to return to the square after a few minutes.
Principles for Twitter she stated that the protest action in the Old Town Square was dissolved by a municipal official “due to exceeding the set number of participants in the assembly”. At the same time, she said she had detained “several people for disobeying the official’s call of violations and government regulations.” According to CNN Prima News, one of the detainees was MP Lubomír Volný, who, according to Interior Minister Jan Hamáček, repeatedly refused to put on a veil.
Prague – In connection with the announced rallies on Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square, the Prague police have prepared standard security measures. Police officers on city streets oversee security and compliance with current government regulations. #policiepha pic.twitter.com/BGVC7aKHqt
– Police of the Czech Republic (@PolicieCZ) March 7, 2021
Police measures also applied on Wenceslas Square, where they called the demonstration initiative We Together, including Free, at 1 p.m. Police have also closed and rediscovered the area bordered by red and white barriers, which is now the number of people allowed at rally coronavirus rallies, and citizens living in the area. The organizer ended the event after about ten minutes. Some of the protesters moved to the National Theater, where they remained. The others parted ways.
During the week, the police announced that they would check compliance with the rules, which are limited due to the spread of coronavirus, at the announced demonstrations. She wanted to focus, among other things, on whether the number of protesters is allowed, they are only from the district where the event takes place, and they have the prescribed protection of the nose and mouth.
On Sunday, the police did not let go of several buses outside the districts, which were heading to Prague to demonstrate against government measures. Several buses ran from Karviná, one from Brno. No one was fined on the spot.
A bus monitored by the police from the Pilsen Region was also heading to Prague for a demonstration against government measures. The bus drove from Kralovice, but according to police spokeswoman Ivana Jelínková, no one got on it.