Head of citizen’s initiative charged by police

Police have charged Slávek Popelka, the head of a citizen’s initiative Holešovská výzva (Holešovská appeal) with violence against an official, the spokesman for Prague’s municipal police, Tomáš Hulan, has said. During a demonstration in April the 57-year-old Popelka – who was blocking traffic in front of the office of the government – allegedly drove his vehicle into a police officer – a charge that carries a sentence of up to four years in prison.

Author: Jan Velinger