Around 800 people protest against cuts in science funding in Prague
Around 800 people gathered on Prague’s Palachovo náměstí on Tuesday to protest against proposed cuts in Czech science funding. The protestors organised the event in support of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which is set to have its budget halved gradually over the next three years. A group called ‘Věda žije!’ (Science Lives) organised the protest; according to news website Novinky.cz, three quarters of this organisation’s members are employees of the Academy of Sciences. At Tuesday’s protest, however, the majority of participants were reported to have been young people, invited to attend by the website Lide.cz.