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Czech Republic: Anti and pro-refugee protesters face off in Prague02:27

Czech Republic: Anti and pro-refugee protesters face off in Prague

Czech Republic, Prague
October 28, 2015 at 02:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 1,000 anti-migrant refugees gathered in central Prague, Wednesday, to protest against recently introduced EU policies on refugees. At the same time, a group of about 50 counter-demonstrators participated in a demonstration against xenophobia at the Namesti Miru square to show their solidarity with refugees.

The anti-refugee protesters gathered in central Prague where PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann called on the group's supporters to work together. The protesters carried placards reading "Merkel + Islam = 3rd world war" and chanted anti-refugee slogans including "Czech republic for the Czechs". A group of 50 counter-demonstrators chanted pro-refugee slogans in close distance to the anti-refugee march.

A large police presence was on hand at the march to prevent both groups from clashing, however no incidents were recorded by local authorities.

Czech Republic: Anti and pro-refugee protesters face off in Prague02:27
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Around 1,000 anti-migrant refugees gathered in central Prague, Wednesday, to protest against recently introduced EU policies on refugees. At the same time, a group of about 50 counter-demonstrators participated in a demonstration against xenophobia at the Namesti Miru square to show their solidarity with refugees.

The anti-refugee protesters gathered in central Prague where PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann called on the group's supporters to work together. The protesters carried placards reading "Merkel + Islam = 3rd world war" and chanted anti-refugee slogans including "Czech republic for the Czechs". A group of 50 counter-demonstrators chanted pro-refugee slogans in close distance to the anti-refugee march.

A large police presence was on hand at the march to prevent both groups from clashing, however no incidents were recorded by local authorities.

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