Just a few meters from the November 17, 1989 commemorative plaque on Národní třída in Prague on Friday, it was impossible to miss a group of people with Palestinian flags and banners. The small group was surrounded by members of the anti-conflict team and police officers in uniform.
While there was a relaxed atmosphere at the plaque and people came to light a candle, at this group – which came to support Palestine in the war with Israel – some passers-by stopped and sometimes even insulted the protestors.
“With your permission, I’m going to take a photo of them for the debi** album,” said a young man in a black jacket with a backpack who was walking by.
Similarly, a young woman was holding a Palestinian flag and had her face covered at all times. Another woman also had a flag, and another held a banner with the inscription “Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian schools”.
Several people who disagreed with their views were having fun with the group. For example, a 30-year-old man who was leading a small child by the hand started shouting at the group at one point.
“Then get there,” he bellowed and went on. A Seznam Zpráv reporter filmed one of the situations where people argued with the group.
See what the situation looked like on the ground: