Youths fined for pelting politician with eggs and insults

Three youths have been fined 3,000 crowns each for pelting the former Civic Democrat leader Mirek Toplánek with eggs and insults at an election rally. The incident happened in the town of Hustopeče in August of last year and there was speculation at the time that the attack may have been commissioned by a rival party. The former Civic Democrat leader was hit by eggs and gravel which resulted in light facial injuries. He refused to break off the election tour. The judge issued a relatively small fine in view of the fact that there was no evidence the three youths had actually thrown gravel or stones at the politician.