Press: President’s staff ordered that he not be served by handicapped during restaurant visit

Representatives of his office ordered that President Miloš Zeman not be waited on by handicapped servers on a visit to a restaurant on Tuesday, its owner, Jan Srb, told the newspaper Právo. Mr. Srb said his Křinický brewery in the town of Krásná Lípa in Central Bohemia had received instructions from Prague Castle that the president was not to be served at its restaurant by any of its handicapped staff members. They were given some hours off but had to come back later to clean up. Earlier on Tuesday a group of handicapped people had protested against the president over a recent statement that handicapped and able-bodied children should not attend the same schools.

Author: Ian Willoughby