Demonstrations against Czech lockdown restrictions planned for November 17

Prague's Wenceslas Square and other locations around the Czech Republic will be the site of planned demonstrations on Tuesday's national holiday

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky Published on 15.11.2020 10:30:00 (updated on 16.11.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

Demonstrations against Czech anti-COVID-19 measures are planned to take place in Prague and other locations around the Czech Republic this Tuesday, November 17.

November 17 is also a national holiday in the Czech Republic, Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, which honors the 1989 Velvet Revolution and past student uprisings in the country.

The November 17 demonstrations against the Czech Republic's anti-COVID-19 measures are being organized on social media by Manifest, an initiative created by David Tesař.

"We do not want to torment our lives with unending measures against ourselves and our freedoms! Stop tyranny, stop Covidism, stop Government, stop lockdowns," Tesař writes on Facebook.

Events around the Czech Republic will begin from 4:00 p.m., with the largest planned to take place in Prague's Wenceslas Square.

"The biggest event of the resistance will start on November 17 at Wenceslas Square in Prague from 4:00 p.m.," reads the Facebook description.

"Join us here to march through Prague and show the Government and politicians what we think of them and their care."

Previous protests in Prague against the government's anti-COVID-19 measures have not gone down well. A protest in Old Town Square on October 18 ended in violence as rioters attacked police and were sprayed down with a fire hose.

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