Police in Nymburk stop number of demonstrators from crashing Communist Party convention

The police had to step in to prevent a number of demonstrators in Nymburk from crashing the Communist Party congress after the departure of President Miloš Zeman on Saturday. Members of the force as well a on-site anti-conflict team stopped demonstrators on the stairs of the local town hall and persuaded them to turn back.

The demonstration in front of the town hall is continuing as planned and has been attended by several hundred people including public figures such as first-round presidential candidate Michal Horáček and TOP 09 senator Tomáš Czernin. Protestors have expressed opposition to the Communist Party being legitimized, as they see it, by the current head of state as well as politicians seeking to form a minority government.

Author: Jan Velinger