Prague, Czech Republic – A whole lot of 1000’s of protesters have rallied in Czech Republic’s capital Prague to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, accusing him of corruption and posing a risk to democracy.
The demonstration on Saturday got here a day earlier than the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which introduced an finish to a long time of communist rule within the former Czechoslovakia and put in absurdist playwright Vaclav Havel as president.
The protesters now worry that Babis is dismantling a few of the similar freedoms received in 1989.
Waving Czech and European Union flags, the protesters chanted “Resign” as they crammed Letna Park, which sits above the Vltava river within the centre of the town.
The park hosted 800,000 folks throughout the Velvet Revolution. Organisers estimated 300,000 turned out on Saturday for what was the newest in a collection of protests towards the billionaire prime minister and his controversial ally, President Milos Zeman. Police confirmed over 200,000 attendees on Twitter.
NGO Milion chvilek professional demokracii (Million Moments for Democracy) launched the demonstrations in April, when a brand new justice minister was appointed solely a day after police advisable Babis be charged with fraudulent use of EU subsidies to fund his leisure resort named Stork’s Nest.
Since then, a draft EU report advised Babis has a battle of curiosity because of his possession of Agrofert, regardless of having been pressured in 2017 to place the agrochemicals conglomerate into…