Demonstrations in Klárov continues

Vít Šimánek

On Thursday, people gathered in Prague’s Klárov district to protest the government’s amendment to the pandemic law, which the Senate is debating. At 10:30 a.m., several dozen demonstrators were near the Senate buildings. The Chcípl PES initiative called the protests against the law in Klárov.

By 10:30 a.m., about 70 protesters were on the scene, carrying flags and banners with slogans such as “We believe in the courage and justice of the Senate” and “We are strong. We are together.”

Opponents of the bill’s passage were also demonstrated during the House passage of the law. Police said about 800 people gathered in Lesser Town Square. The Chcípl PES initiative was also the convener of the actions. The amendment to the pandemic law was approved by the House of Commons last week.

Among other things, the amendment to the pandemic law expands the possibilities of issuing anti-virus measures and will also allow sending people to quarantine or isolation by short text message. The Senate committees were divided on the bill. While the health committee recommended approving the bill on Wednesday, the constitutional law committee rejected it.