Protestors, demonstrating against Czech president, hit German counterpart with egg

During protests at Prague's Albertov where the Czech president was drowned out by chanting, whistling and jeers, his German counterpart, Joachim Gauck, was struck in the temple by a thrown egg. Security officers had opened umbrellas to block objects, including tomatoes, thrown during the unveiling of a plaque by Mr Zeman commemorating the events of 25 years ago. Mr Gauck as well as the Visegrad presidents including Slovakia's Andrej Kiska, had - by contrast - been applauded by the crowd. Mr Zeman's spokesman said President Gauck had been shaken but would continue with planned events.

Author: Jan Velinger