Thousands of protesters filled up the Wenceslas Square

About 30,000 people from trade unions came to Prague on Saturday to protest against the new key reforms introduced by the government. According to the protesters, the reforms will advantage high income workers and disadvantage middle and low income people.

The protesters met in Prague-Zizkov and continued to the Wenceslas Square in the centre of the city shortly after 11:30. Their march through to city closed one of the most important road arteries for several minutes.

Equipped with whistles, balloons, caps and banners they shouted such mottos as “Shame on the government”. Several politicians of the opposition party joined the protest, starting with the leader of the Social Democrats Jiri Paroubek. The demonstration took about an hour and was finished by a heavy rain.

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