The Prague Municipal Court has rejected an appeal by the guerrilla art group Ztohoven who claimed that the judge presiding over their case was biased since she, like all other judges, was appointed by the state. Three members of the group last year climbed onto the roof of Prague Castle and replaced the presidential standard with a pair of red underpants in protest against President Zeman’s policies. They later admitted to having cut up the standard into more than a thousand pieces and handed them out to people at random in protest against what they call the “centralization of power”. They are charged with disorderly conduct, theft and damage to property. The court hearings will continue next week.
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