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This morning, an unconventional protest took place on the Nuselský Bridge, during which five people tied themselves in chains in the middle of the Nuselský Bridge in a lane in the direction of the center of Prague. The protesters climbed the bridge, where they blocked traffic for half an hour. They want to draw attention to the problematic situation with the Turów mine.
Protesters are responding to coal mining
“On the Nuselský bridge in the direction of the center, there were about five people who were connected by chains. The police arrived at the scene, detained the people and we are currently finding out who it is. We are now trying to put the Nuselský Bridge into operation, people are no longer on the road, “ a police spokeswoman told Prague Gossip Violeta Siřišťová.
The protest responds to the situation with the mine in Túrow, which has become the subject of a dispute between the Czech Republic and Poland. According to the Czech Republic, mining threatens the drinking water reserves in our territory. Poland has to compensate the situation financially. originally it was about 45 million, the Polish Ministry of the Environment now offers 25 million.
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Kick for the Minister
The Prague branch of the Extinction Rebellion organization is behind the demonstration, and the head of the association, Veronika Holcnerová, confirmed this to Prague Drbňa. “It is actually a follow-up to Saturday’s protest in Túrow, a meeting between the Czech and Polish parties will take place today. We wanted to point out that the Czech Ministry of the Environment (Anna Hubáčková, undead for KDU-ČSL, editor’s note) announced that it was willing to accede to the agreement in its original form. We are convinced that this is completely unacceptable, because it is actually a ransom from the Polish side, so that I can continue to operate, ” she stated Veronika Holcnerová.
But the problem is much bigger, according to Holcner. “Coal mining must be stopped because carbon dioxide emissions are the main problem. This event is such a kick for the Minister, but also a warning that we will continue to hold such events. Until politicians behave in such a way as to preserve life on the planet as we are used to. “
Police took the protesters
The protesters stepped on the road before half past eight in the morning and stopped for half an hour. “Several drivers got out of the cars, but they were waiting for the police to arrive. There was no aggression on their part. “ said Holcner.
But it was problematic from her point of view of the police intervention. “The protesters had their hands tucked in tubes with chains and locks on them. Police began taking the protesters away as they were, causing some to scream in pain. One was even moved around the railing here, almost thrown to the other side. “ she added.