According to the police, about 1,000 people came to the Wenceslas Square last Saturday to demonstrate against the possible U.S. radar base in the Czech Republic. From there the people marched towards Charles Bridge and Prague Castle accompanied with large banners and the sounds of sirens, whistles and yells.
The initiative Ne zakladnam has organized many demonstrations in and outside Prague. This one was, according to the organizers, the rehearsal before the visit of the U.S. president George W. Bush. Several demonstrations have been already announced for the time of his stay.
It’s said that during the president’s visit, more than ten thousand policemen will guard Prague, especially Prague 1, 6 and 8. Several street (such as from Evropska street to Vitezne namesti in Prague 6) will be closed.