Prague Protesters Chant in Protest Against Communist MP Appointed as Head of Police Oversight Committee

StoryfulNewsPublished: March 6, 2018
Published: March 6, 2018

Thousands of protesters gathered across the Czech Republic on March 5 in opposition to the appointment of Zdenek Ondracek, a Communist Party lawmaker, as head of a police oversight committee, Reuters reported. The Czech lower house voted on March 2 to appoint Ondracek to lead a committee that oversees the General Inspectorate of the Security Services, Czech media reported. Ondracek had worked as a riot policeman before the Velvet Revolution, and is described as having admitted to hitting protesters, including women, with a baton. Reuters described the appointment as the “first time that a Communist lawmaker has held such a post since the fall of communism.” This footage shows protesters chanting at Wenceslas Square, Prague, on March 5. Credit: @natali_na_ty via Storyful

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