Some 30 Communists turn out for Prague May Day event

Roughly 30 Communists commemorated Labour Day on Saturday morning at Prague’s Střelecký Island. Party members and officials met in smaller numbers around the country due to the coronavirus pandemic and did not hold traditional May Day events.

Among the Communist officials present at the Prague event was the party’s first vice-chairman, Petr Šimůnek, who spoke briefly at a plaque commemorating the first workers’ celebration of May Day in 1890. Several protesters at the event carried banners condemning Communism as “pure evil” and “totalitarian”.

About 100 people turned out in Brno to commemorate Labour Day. Among other things, they called on people to vote in parliamentary elections in the autumn. No protesters were seen at the event.

Author: Brian Kenety