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Czech Republic: One arrest at anti-US and NATO protest in Prague00:48

Czech Republic: One arrest at anti-US and NATO protest in Prague

Czech Republic, Prague
March 30, 2015 at 04:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

A man was arrested after he compared the US army to Nazis as scuffles broke out between opposition and supporters of the 'Dragoon Ride' convoy, which arrived at the Ruzyne military base in Prague, Monday. The name of the ride derives from the nickname of the US Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 'the Dragoons.'

Conceived by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the US commander in Europe, the ride showcases a convoy of IAV Strykers. The display is designed to show solidarity and US support for their 'allies in Eastern Europe.'

Anti-NATO "Tanks - no thanks" activists have condemned the military convoy, calling it "provocative" and accusing the US and NATO of increasing international tension.

The American military vehicles are travelling through Czech Republic territory until April 1, when they cross the border to Germany on their way to their final destination, Vilseck. The 'Dragoon Ride' exercise includes over a hundred Stryker vehicles.

Before arriving in Prague, the convoy went through Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Latvia. The exercise has been authorised by the Czech government and security for the convoy is provided by the country's own military.

Czech Republic: One arrest at anti-US and NATO protest in Prague00:48
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A man was arrested after he compared the US army to Nazis as scuffles broke out between opposition and supporters of the 'Dragoon Ride' convoy, which arrived at the Ruzyne military base in Prague, Monday. The name of the ride derives from the nickname of the US Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 'the Dragoons.'

Conceived by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the US commander in Europe, the ride showcases a convoy of IAV Strykers. The display is designed to show solidarity and US support for their 'allies in Eastern Europe.'

Anti-NATO "Tanks - no thanks" activists have condemned the military convoy, calling it "provocative" and accusing the US and NATO of increasing international tension.

The American military vehicles are travelling through Czech Republic territory until April 1, when they cross the border to Germany on their way to their final destination, Vilseck. The 'Dragoon Ride' exercise includes over a hundred Stryker vehicles.

Before arriving in Prague, the convoy went through Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Latvia. The exercise has been authorised by the Czech government and security for the convoy is provided by the country's own military.

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