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Demonstration against refugee quotas held in Prague

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Prague, Sept 28 (CTK) – Over 200 people attended a rally rejecting the mandatory quotas for the redistribution of refugees in the EU, called by the extra-parliamentary anti-European Free Citizens Party (SSO) in the Prague centre yesterday.
The speakers said the quotas suppressed the Czech Republic’s sovereignty.
They said the Czech Republic should leave the EU.
The protesters waved the banners saying “We Do Not Want Euroquotas,” “Referendum on EU” and “Do Not Let the EU Blackmail Us.”
They also waved Czech national flags and shouted anti-EU slogans.
No incident occurred during the protest action.
“The time has come to say that we do not want to be a part of the EU,” SSO deputy chairman Karel Zvara said.
A petition calling for the referendum on the EU could be signed at the protest action.
Zvara said the EU was not based on cooperation, but on the pressure of the strong countries.
“This has now been made quite clear,” Zvara said, in a veiled reference to the mandatory quotas approved by EU interior ministers despite the rejection by the Czech Republic and some more EU countries earlier this week.
Further speakers stressed they were not protesting against the government migration policy as it was set well.

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