Deputy chairman of Czech Senate condemns blockade in Šumava National Park

In related news, deputy chairman of the Senate Přemysl Sobotka condemned the environmentalists’ blockade in the Šumava National Park, stating that it demonstrated a lack of respect for the law. He also said that the activists were clearly trying to gain media attention, which for them seems to be more important than environmental causes. He added that the radical environmentalists protesting against the felling of bark-beetle infested trees were violating the rules of democratic society, and that even their presence off the marked tracks in the protected area of the national park was a legal offense. The Senate is expected to debate proceedings against bark-beetle infestation in the Šumava National Park at its session next week.