Anti-radar protesters suspend hunger strike

Activists Jan Tamáš and Jan Bednář will suspend their three week hunger strike in protest against a plan to build a U.S. tracking radar base in the Czech Republic. Last week, the protesters met with the head of the opposition Social Democrats Jiří Paroubek who suggested a chain hunger strike of various public figures opposing the plan be held instead. President Václav Klaus, on the other hand, refused to meet with the protestors, calling the hunger strike a form of blackmail that is appropriate in totalitarian regimes but not in a democracy.

Author: Jan Richter