A 14th century bridge could be the next historic landmark to be ruined with concrete blocks, as the Czech Republic look at measures to prevent a terror attack in its capital.
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Officials are considering proposals to introduce the hideous anti-terror barriers around tourist hotspots in Prague, including Wenceslas Square and the streets leading up to the old town, but the thought of putting them on the Charles Bridge has angered some.
Deputy Mayor for Transport, Petr Dolinek, who opposes the idea, said: “I cannot imagine one of the most photographed landmarks to be made ugly by yellow concrete blocks.”
Prague has previously used the blocks during events such as the Grand Prix, but, if approved, the anti-terror blocks would become a permanent fixture in the historic city as we’ve seen in other parts of Europe – in an effort to stop jihadis mowing down innocent civilians.
It would be a sad day for the Czech Republic if a bridge which has stood since 1402, survived two world wars and the velvet revolution, be ruined by ugly concrete blocks because our so-called leaders can’t control the borders.