Police officers separated two groups of protesters, both pro- and anti- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as the German leader visited Prague on Thursday.

 

Earlier in the day, in preparation for the upcoming EU summit in Bratislava in September, Merkel arrived to Prague for an official visit.

 

The protesters, who gathered outside the Office of the Government in the Czech capital, were whistling, shouting “Merkel must go” and holding insulting posters with police present at the scene, as reported by Radio Praha.

 

The Czech Republic opposes the implementation of the mandatory EU quota scheme to relocate thousands of refugees throughout the bloc since it was proposed in May 2015 amid the deteriorating refugee crisis.