Prague, Sept 28 (CTK) – A crowd of about 250 met to protest against Islamisation of Europe at the Saint Wenceslas demonstration in Prague on Wednesday, the police told journalists, adding that other rallies staged by the Dawn and Bloc Against Islamisation were also held in Plzen, Most and Ostrava.
Most, roughly 400 people attended the rally in Most, north Bohemia, and less than 100 in the other two towns.
The speakers criticised the government policy and denounced the EU.
Organisers said the rallies in the Czech Republic were to start a series of European-wide gatherings against Islam.
The first speech was delivered by Dawn leader Miroslav Lidinsky who condemned the government policy in Ostrava, north Moravia.
He said Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s coalition government was pursuing a collaborationist policy with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Other speakers said not only Sobotka, but leaders of other government coalition parties, Andrej Babis (ANO) and Pavel Belobradek (Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL), were also traitors.
The speeches were dominated by criticism of the EU migrant policy and fears of the refugees.
“We support neither racism nor violence,” Tommy Robinson, head of the British Pegida, said.
At the rally in Prague, the demonstrators waved Czech flags and banners with crossed mosques.
All the four rallies were connected by a telelink and participants sang the Czech national anthem at the end.
No incident occurred during the rallies, the police said.