Charles University protests Education Ministry reforms

Several hundred students and teachers of Charles University held a protest in front of the government offices on Thursday evening. The demonstration followed a meeting at the university on how to oppose the proposed law on higher education and a protest event where students threw a symbolic 90 melons (Czech slang for millions) out of windows to protest the 90 million crowns the Education Ministry spent on preparing the reform. The crowd blew noisemakers and carried signs reading “education is not business” and “don’t sell us to the banks”. A resolution passed by the university on Thursday contests that the proposed measures were prepared too quickly and without adequate consultation and calls for further student protests.