Yup, that's right, we've had our first immigrant-related terrorist attack in Prague . . . except . . . it wasn't the immigrants . . .
This entire Saturday, Prague has been plagued by thousands of pro and anti-immigrant protesters. There were incidents between them, clashes with Police in riot gear, a bridge completely closed off to keep the two sides away from each other, someone actually firing a gun not to mention the usual fireworks and masked men lobbing pavement blocks at both the police and the other side. But the "cherry on top of the cake" was when twenty masked men burst into a social center which helps refugees and set it on fire. One of the people inside the building was seriously injured because the Molotov cocktail bottle hit him straight in the face. This is very fresh (happened about an hour and a half ago) so there's not much more info available yet.
That's right, the first immigrant-related terrorist attack in Czechia was done not by ISIS, not even by a Muslim or an Arab, but by a group of Czechs who accuse these people of the above and worse before they even get here. We should make "Hypocrisis vincit" our national motto because "Veritas vincit" - "Truth prevails" is not even fu*king close. UPDATE
: Apparently the attackers were also armed with flare guns, which they used to shoot through the windows of the social center. Let's hope they don't get their hands on something more substantial in the future . . .UPDATE
: The shooter during the day was just identified as one of the speaker at the anti-immigrant rally. There's a Czech legend that says "When the Czech lands are in their most dire state, knights led by St. Wenceslaus will ride from a mountain called Blaník and save the country". One of the speakers at the demonstration ended his speech with "The Blaník Knights are here and ready to ride!", pulled out a gun and started rapidly firing into the air.RELEVANT INFO:
A few days ago there was a stabbing in Czechia where a pair of Czechs stabbed a Syrian living here who was actively engaged in helping the refugees. UPDATE:
During the demonstrations today, the anti-immigrant side tried to break into a Czech radio station's technical vehicle at the site. Later they almost attacked a Czech TV reporter during a live broadcast.