Mediafax (Mediafax)
Czech republic  |  November 19, 2012 09:40:28

Demonstration on National Avenue in Prague ended


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - Several thousand people on Saturday in thirteen hours gathered in Prague's Wenceslas Square, where organized labor unions and civil initiatives demonstrate the motto Democracy looks different. According to the findings Mediafax was in place from 4 to 5,000 people an hour, the number of protesters doubled.

More than 60 trade unions and civil society groups united in the government platform STOP gathered during a demonstration against the cabinet of Prime Minister Petr Necas (ODS). Action with the motto "Democracy looks different" after about an hour continued march on the National Class.

The protesters in Wenceslas Square has already started to meet in the morning. In their hands appeared banners: Capitalism has 23 years convinces me that I was wrong. Stop church restitutions. Necas distance. Democracy Comes of gastric ulcers.

The demonstration came to look presidential candidate Jiri Dienstbier, the crowd also appeared Paroubek.

At the beginning of the chairman of the union stepped Jaroslav Zavadil. "We are here again and stirs up against a government that does not deserve to rule us. Pension reform, religious restitution and tax reform, it claimed, thanks to one vote, and it's not right," he said at the opening speech Zavadil.

"If anyone thinks that we live well, to live. Well with live only to those who fueled the fraud. What is this government that replaced the eleven ministers? Should run," said Zavadil, who judges that the general strike would be far in the Czech Republic did not pass, because they do not add people in companies and factories. Apparently because they are afraid of work.

Police had to close the highway for protesters under the National Museum. "The police arrested five persons. Four for defying challenges, one on suspicion of committing the crime of rioting and criminal damage. Traffic on the highway was diverted Vinohrady street," a police spokesman told Reuters Jan Danek.

"It's hype," told Reuters two older ladies who have gone to Wenceslas Square for grandchildren. "Politicians want to save? Stop stealing, "echoed from the crowd. Stepped on stage and spokesman of the student union movement of Canada's Quebec Bedard Jeremy Wien.

Around the fourteenth hour demonstrators started ringing keys and agree to comply with the slogan 'goodbye Vlad'. This was followed by the national anthem and then the crowd marched towards the National Theatre. She was involved but only part of demonstrators.

The National class at the New Stage of the National Theatre waiting for the parade symbolic group of masked riot with paper masks and photographs of faces Nečas Cabinet. "Despite us gone through," chanted. Demonstrators after they tore the paper mask, crying: "So we threw."

"We'll be back, resign," they still then demonstrating event organizers around half past four ended and people began to disperse.

(The report gives the agency Mediafax photo.)

Denisa Šindlerová, Luboš Kavka, kavka@mediafax.cz

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