Tens of thousands rally against Czech government
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Prague on Saturday for an anti-government rally as the centre-right ruling coalition was teetering on the verge of collapse.
Unions, pensioners, student associations and other groups angered by austerity cuts and graft scandals teamed up for what they said would be the biggest protest yet against the cabinet of right-wing leader Petr Necas.
“I’m fed up with this government. It doesn’t do anything for ordinary people,” Jana Sizlingova, a visibly angry pensioner from Prague, told AFP as she marched to the central Wenceslas Square with other protesters.