Nečas: union plan to block ministries is violent and lacks democratic legitimacy

28-05-2012

Prime Minister Petr Nečas says union plans to block government ministries on Tuesday are violent and lack democratic legitimacy. Speaking after a meeting of the Civic Democrat executive council, Mr Nečas said that demonstrating and expressing one’s opinion was one thing, but trying to keep people from going to work or to a government office was unacceptable and could lead to ‘jeopardising freedoms’. He added that the relevant authorities should react accordingly. Various unions plan to join with activists and students to protest reforms by blocking access to the ministries of culture, health and finance over the coming weeks.