Unrestful celebrations of 1st May in Prague

Prague was full of events on 1st May. Besides couples heading to Petrin Hill to kiss in front of the Macha statue, there were several meetings of political parties and their supporters, and conflicts of political radicals.

Supporters of the Communist party met in the morning in Prague’s Exhibition Ground. The representatives talked about their disagreement with the possible U.S. anti-missile base in the Czech Republic, finaly they sang The Internationale. The anti-communists met in Letna, together with the Prime minister Mirek Topolanek. Supporters of Social Democrats met in Prague’s Exhibiton Ground in the afternoon.

The city transportation near Most Legii, Strelecky Island or Ujezd was restricted by the conflicts of nationalist and anarchists. The anarchists wanted to prevent the nationalist from going to the American Embassy. The police had to act. Several people were detained, one policeman was injured. The situation was monitored by a helicopter and hundreds of policemen.

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