Tens of thousands of Czechs call on prime minister to resign
Tens of thousands of Czech citizens took to the streets of Prague to urge the current Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign from his role in the government. The protest, which took place on Tuesday, follows huge rallies earlier this year in which the number of protestors may have reached a quarter of a million people. The latest protest was the result of Czech’s chief prosecutor overturning a previous decision to drop charges against Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies.
A separate case also recently emerged containing a leaked EU report that concludes Babis may have had a conflict of interest over EU subsidies involving his former business empire. The European Commission has not published the documents as the procedure has not been completed at this point. Babis is a populist and a billionaire and continues to uphold that he will not leave office. Another protest is scheduled in Prague in the near future.