PHOTO GALLERY: Demonstration by the "Freedom and Direct Democracy" movement and those counter-protesting it
Hundreds of people assembled on Prague's Wenceslas Square during the afternoon of 25 April to attend a demonstration convened by the populist-xenophobic "Freedom and Direct Democracy of Tomio Okamura" movement against what it sees as the "dictatorship of the European Union". Counter-protesters gathered in the lower and upper parts of the square as well.
During the demonstration one follower of Okamura gave the Nazi salute and another was wearing Nazi symbols. Below are photographs taken at the scene for news server Romea.cz by Petr Zewlakk Vrabec.
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