On the afternoon of Saturday, February 11, 2017, around 50 people gathered on the green of Klàrov park across from the Malostranská metro station. In the shadow of the Memorial of the Second Resistance Movement, the massive tricolored Czech flag with the inscription “1938–1945” “Stay a moment in respect for the victims and winners of the Second resistance of the Czech nation for liberty of the homeland” (translated), demonstrators decried US President Donald J. Trump’s self-proclaimed Muslim ban. Though the Muslim ban had been suspended prior to the march and its suspension upheld, demonstrators and speakers met to raise awareness of its continued impact on the targeted population. The organizers’ opening statement stressed that though the ban might have beenRead more.

On January 21, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm, a crowd gathered around a podium in Prague’s Wenceslaus Square for the Prague Solidarity Rally with the Women’s March on Washington. Flanked by Czech police standing as silent and statuesque as the monument of St. Wenceslas behind the podium, at least 600 people, according to the Facebook event page, listened and cheered as a plethora of impassioned speakers and translators spoke-side-by-side in English and Czech, and Czech and English. Despite the inauguration of United States President Donald J. Trump the day before, the rally didn’t go as one might have expected, especially in Prague, the protest capitol of the world. Czechs, also known as Bohemians and Moravians in English, have an almostRead more.