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Czech Village Rejects Missile Defense


http://gdb.rferl.org/F5A259A4-04CF-4B50-AB3F-2B68A531BB04_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F5A259A4-04CF-4B50-AB3F-2B68A531BB04_mw800_mh600.jpg Demonstrators protest in Prague against a possible radar base (file photo) (epa) March 17, 2007 -- Voters in the Czech village of Trokavec overwhelmingly voted against U.S. plans to build part of a missile-defense system at a nearby army base.


In a nonbinding vote, 71 voted against the missile-defense system and one voted in favor.


The vote will have only symbolic value. The Czech government has refused to hold a national referendum on the issue.


The United States wants to deploy missile interceptors in Poland and a radar-tracking system in the Czech Republic.


(dpa, AFP)

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