Zeman says demonstrations against him disgrace to state and continuation of presidential campaign

President Miloš Zeman says demonstrations against him on Monday’s anniversary of the Velvet Revolution were a disgrace to the Czech Republic. Thousands held up red cards indicating he should quit at one meeting while at another eggs were thrown at Mr. Zeman, who was flanked by other presidents from the region. Speaking on Wednesday, Mr. Zeman said the protests were a continuation of last year’s presidential campaign. This would seem to suggest that he blamed Monday’s events on people around Karel Schwarzenberg, whom he defeated in a two-candidate run-off.

Author: Ian Willoughby