One thousand protest in Prague against Civic and Social Democrats’ deal


Around one thousand people demonstrated in the capital on Wednesday against the recently-agreed coalition between the Civic and Social Democrats at Prague City Hall. Protesters gathered at the top of Prague’s Wenceslas Square, some charging elected officials were corrupt and calling the agreement a con against voters. The coalition deal was reached between party representatives in the early hours of Tuesday morning, freezing out the winners of the recent municipal election in Prague, TOP 09. Critics have charged that the pact will do little to dispel allegations of corruption and clientelism at Prague City Hall.