Anti-Muslim group to support Zeman at site of protest, one year later

The group Bloc Against Islam is planning a demonstration in support of President Miloš Zeman at Prague’s Albertov on November 17, a state holiday. Exactly a year previously people whistled and threw missiles at the head of state in the same spot in protest at his bad language in a radio interview and views on foreign affairs. Mr. Zeman’s spokesman said the president would lay a wreath commemorating the November 17 events of 1939 and 1989 and would not himself demonstrate against Islam. However, he has nothing against citizens meeting at Albertov as “we live in a free society,” said the spokesman.

Author: Ian Willoughby