Wenceslas Square and náměstí Republiky Get Concret Blocks

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Rows of concrete roadblocks have been installed in Wenceslas Square and náměstí Republiky to protect the place from a terrorist attack by car. 

The barriers are not in response to a specific terrorist threat, but meant as a precaution. Automobile and truck attacks aimed at pedestrians have taken place in Spain, France, the UK, Sweden, Israel, Germany and the US in the past two years.

The black and yellow striped barriers have been widely criticized for their unappealing appearance. Others have been questioning the effectiveness of the roadblocks against the force of large vehicles coming at high speed.

"Just like last year, we are installing roadblocks in Wenceslas Square and náměstí Republiky for this year's Advent time. These measures complement the existing barriers that have been in Old Town Square for several weeks," said city spokesman Vít Hofman.

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