Activist protests communist party at Labor Day gathering

A protestor interrupted a Labor Day gathering of the Communist Party in Prague on Sunday. While the head of the party, Vojtěch Filip, called on the visitors to protest the government of Prime Minister Petra Nečas, the activist climbed onto the stage, flashing a flag with both a swastika and the hammer and sickle symbol. He said he wanted to express his view that the communist ideology is as dangerous as the ideology of the Nazis and that the Communist Party should be banned. Police escorted the activist, who regularly attends the party’s meetings to protest against it, from the gathering. Mr. Filip labeled his behavior criminal.

Author: Sarah Borufka