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Czech Republic: Low turnout for pro-refugee rally

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 23, 2015

Apparently Amnesty International ginned-up the rally to pressure the government to accept 1,000 Syrian refugees.


Pro-refugee demonstrators in Prague last week.



When you consider that the US plan to resettle 9,000-10,000 has now stalled on news that the FBI says it is virtually impossible to screen Syrian refugees for terrorist connections, 1,000 is a huge number for a small country to screen and absorb.   In fact, the US has taken in only 249 Syrians this fiscal year which is 4 months old, and it is unlikely that, at that rate, even one thousand will be resettled in the US this fiscal year.


Prague, Feb 20 (ČTK) — About 150 people attended a meeting that was held in the center of Prague in protest against racism and xenophobia and in support of the Czech acceptance of refugees, mainly from the war-afflicted Syria.

The rally, whose motto was Refugees, welcome, was addressed by several speakers who condemned xenophobia and racism. The participants also observed a minute of silence in honour of the killed Syrians who failed to flee their homeland.

The demonstrators then walked through the centre of Prague, carrying banners and chanting slogans.


The demonstrators were invited to sign a petition launched by Amnesty International and demanding the acceptance of 1,000 Syrian refugees by Prague.

I have to say, it is the most curious thing to me that groups like Amnesty are not criticizing Obama.  Most of the refugee contractors and other Open Borders groups expected the Obama Administration to take more than 10,000 last year.

Our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive is here.

One Response to “Czech Republic: Low turnout for pro-refugee rally”

  1. ourcatsgotfleas said

    I rather like the guy with the ‘Fck ISIS’ sign!


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