The Czech president attended a rally against migrants and Islam in Prague on Tuesday on the anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, which peacefully toppled communism in then Czechoslovakia.

Nearly 70 percent of Czechs oppose the arrival of migrants and refugees in their country, according to a recent survey by the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Few asylum seekers have chosen to stay in the largely secular European Union and NATO member nation of 10.5 million, with a majority heading to wealthier Germany and other western EU states.

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