Anti-corruption rally in Prague

Some 500 people are reported to have taken part in Friday’s trade union rally against widespread corruption in the Czech Republic. The protesters marched to the lower house of Parliament where they handed over a petition calling for the setting up of a parliamentary commission which would oversee the investigation of large-scale corruption cases. Prime Minister Petr Nečas recently criticized the protest, saying that his government had made its anti-corruption strategy a top priority and was doing everything possible to curb the problem.