Office of President calls for police action over Prague Castle barriers

The Office of the President has called on the head of the Czech police, Martin Vondrášek, to discuss barriers at Prague Castle in the near future.

A spokesperson for the president’s head of office, Vít Novák, said on Tuesday that the police should carry out a thorough review of security checks at entrances to the Castle.

Mr. Novák said checks should be more dignified and there should be no queues.

Recently the Office of the President has been pushing for a scaling back of checks at Prague Castle, despite calling on the police to introduce them some years ago.

The police say they carry out regular reviews of security and would announce the results of the latest one in the coming weeks.

Author: Ian Willoughby