Greenpeace barges into US radar site in Czech republic

April 29th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin  

Prague, April 29 (Xinhua) Members of the NGO Greenpeace have barged into a site here, where the elements of US missile defence network are to be installed, CTK news agency reported. Some 20 people have put up tents to protest against the planned building of the radar base in Brdy military district, some 90 km southwest of Prague, the report said Monday.

Military district head Martin Brezovsky has warned the activists to leave the site or face criminal proceedings.

Greenpeace anti-radar campaign head Martin Kloubek said he did not know how long the activists would stay on the site, situated near Misov village.

“It is a non-violent protest. The participants have not chained themselves to trees,” Kloubek said.

The US plans to build a radar base in the Brdy military district, along with an interceptor missile base in the neighbouring Poland.

Some 70 percent of the Czech citizens are opposed to the project.

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