Dozens of people protested in front of the Health Ministry in Prague on Sunday to express their opposition to the government’s current measures against the spread of Covid-19. The rally was organized by the Parallel Medical Chamber, made up of doctors who speak of “Covid terror”. One of their representatives is, for example, the emergency medicine doctor Vít Mareček.
Palacký Square began to fill up around noon. At one point, there were nearly a hundred people in the area under the statue of František Palacký, but during the four-hour protest, the number of attendees began to reduce in the cold weather. Some of the medical participants arrived in medical gowns on the recommendation of the organizers. After several speeches in front of the entrance to the ministry’s building, participants placed medical coats and banners with the words “You lie!
According to its statement, the Parallel Medical Chamber plans to hold similar rallies every week. A protest on November 17th, at 15:00 in Old Town Square in Prague, will take place. Vít Mareček, spokesman for the Parallel Medical Chamber, called in his speech the anti-epidemic measures, a business supported by foreign governments and the mainstream media. “Let’s put a real stop to the international pandemic games on our territory,” he urged.
The organizers of the Parallel Medical Chamber, among other things, demanded from the Czech government to end the inequality in COVID-19 measures between vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens. They claim that no one has the right to determine whether a person is vaccinated against the disease. They also support that healthy children should not be tested, vaccinated for Covid-19, or have to wear masks.