published: 02.09.2013, 19:36 | updated: 02.09.2013 19:38:11
Prague - Several dozens of people protested against a possible multinational military intervention in Syria outside the American embassy in Prague today, calling for peace, labelling U.S. President Barack Obama "an aggressor" and unfolding a big Syrian flag.
The organising Czech Peace Movement said the demonstration opposed the imperialistic aggression of the United States and its allies from NATO and the European Union against the Syrian Arab Republic.
Milan Krejca, from the movement, said the United States clearly declared its interest in an aggression against Syria and the coalition of its loyal lackeys, especially France, Israel, the Turkish Islamist government and reactionary governments of Persian Gulf countries is prepared to help it.
Nizar Trabulsi said on behalf of the Syrian community based in the Czech Republic that they wanted neither "another Afghanistan" nor what was done in Iraq.
Marta Semelova, one of the leading politicians of the Communist Party (KSCM), said "hands off Syria."
Wherever the foot a U.S. troop trod, blood was always shed and civilians were always killed, said Semelova, Communist Prague leader in the campaign before the autumn early general election.
A military intervention has been considered mainly by the USA after chemical weapons were applied within the Syrian civil war in eastern Damascus on August 21.
Obama said on Saturday the United States should launch a military action against Syria in retaliation for the chemical attack for which Bashar Assad's regime is to blame.
France is ready to join the planned armed action, Britain would not participate in an intervention because the parliament rejected it, and Germany would join it only with a United Nations mandate.
The Syrian civil war started in March 2011 and more than 100,000 people have died so far.
Czech President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok are against a military attack on Syria.
The Foreign Ministry took a reserved stance on such an attack. Former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg said he believes a military action in Syria "would solve nothing."
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