Opposition Social Democrats to support anti-radar activists

Opposition Social Democrat leader Jiří Paroubek has said members of his party had expressed readiness to actively support two young Czechs who are on a hunger strike in protest against the planned US radar base on Czech territory. Mr. Paroubek who visited Jan Tamáš and Jan Bednář at their headquarters last week expressed concern for their health. Both have gone without food since May 13th. At a party conference over the weekend several dozen Social Democrats suggested that they would be ready to take up a relay hunger strike, each going without food for a certain period of time, in a protest that would last until the autumn when Parliament is expected to vote on the radar base.