Pro-Russian protesters detained in Prague after trying to take down Ukrainian flag

12 March, 12:18 PM
Promotion in Prague (Photo:REUTERS/Eva Korinkova)

Promotion in Prague (Photo:REUTERS/Eva Korinkova)

Several dozens of pro-Russian demonstrators tried to break into the National Museum in Prague, Czechia, in an attempt to take down the Ukrainian flag hanging on its facade, the Czech news site Novinky wrote on March 11.

Czech police prevented the protesters from entering the museum and detained 18 persons, it said.

The incident happened amid the "Czechia against poverty" rally organised by the Czech non-parliamentary PRO party. About 10,000 people came out to the gathering on the central Wenceslas Square demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

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According to a Novinky journalist, the police detained a man wearing a Wagner patch and a Z patch.

After the rally ended, some protesters went to the building of the National Museum and tried to break into it. They attempted to tear down the Ukrainian flag that is hanging there as a sign of Czech solidarity with Ukraine.

The police drove the protesters back, while two police officers were injured and taken to hospital.

The protests ended at about 7.00 p.m.

The PRO party promised to organise a new rally on April 16.

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