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13 Jun 2020 | 01:19 AM UTC

Czech Republic: Protesters to gather in Prague June 13

Czech Republic News Alert

Protesters to gather in Prague on June 13; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Prague). COUNTRY/REGION Prague

Event

The US Embassy in Prague has reported that a protest is planned outside of the Embassy on Saturday, June 13. At least 400 protesters are expected to gather from 14:00 (local time) outside of the Embassy with additional gathering points being Klárov and Malostranské square in Malá Strana. The event is expected to occur until 17:00. The protest is being held in opposition to racial violence in the US in light of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis (Minnesota state) on Monday, May 25.

Context

George Floyd died while being arrested by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. The four arresting police officers were subsequently fired, and one has since been charged with murder. Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters gathered on May 26 to denounce the death and actions of the police officers. Clashes ensued between protesters and riot police; with demonstrators throwing bricks and projectiles at police and police property, and police responding with tear gas and rubber bullets as they attempted to disperse the crowds. Protests have since spread to a number of cities across the US and internationally.

Advice

Individuals in Prague are advised to monitor developments, avoid demonstrations, anticipate a heightened security presence near protest sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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