Instead of protests, Czechs roll out party for U.S. troop convoy

March 31, 2015 4:50 PM

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PRAGUE (Reuters) - Thousands of Czechs welcomed a convoy of U.S. troops to Prague on Tuesday on their return from exercises in the Baltics, defying expectations pro-Russian groups would protest over the country's alliance with the west.

The convoy of 118 mostly Stryker armored vehicles has been on a 1,100 mile-path from Estonia to a base in Germany via road instead of the usual rail transport to demonstrate support for NATO nations in central Europe amid the Ukraine conflict.

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