Police, firefighters and prison staff protest proposed wage cuts

Around 2,000 police officers, fire officers and prison staff protested in Prague on Wednesday against a planned 4-percent cut in their salaries. The protestors held a march through the Czech capital, stopping outside the Chamber of Deputies during the debate on next year’s budget, before carrying on to Palackého náměstí square, where speeches were made by union leaders. The demonstration was monitored by the police, as with other such events.

Author: Ian Willoughby