Impromptu demonstration takes place after Italian train halted on Austrian border

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Following reports that a trainload of five hundred Italian anti-globalisation protestors was halted on the Czech-Austrian border on their way to Prague after eighteen blacklisted demonstrators were discovered on board, around a thousand protestors formed an impromptu demonstration outside the Interior Ministry in support of the Italians, and then marched through the city centre, chanting anti-IMF and World Bank slogans. The march passed without incident, perhaps due in part to the heavy police presence, and the fact that the numbers of protestors are still way below the expected figures of up to twenty thousand. Despite calls for revolution and death to the IMF, the atmosphere remained peaceful but lively throughout. Radio Prague's Nick Carey was there and has this report: