Hundreds of thousands gathered in Letna Park in Prague on Sunday, where they called for Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign. The gathering was the largest since the protests started in April.
Footage shows the massive crowds of protesters holding signs and banners at Letna Park. The massive turnout have made it the largest anti-government protest since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which brought the end of the communist government.
“Our prime minister, he is a thief and he is a liar and he is trying to avoid the justice system and he is controlling the press and it’s enough already,” said Petra, one of the protesters, while others called out Babis for having conflicts of interest.
Weekly protests organised by the “A Million Moments for Democracy” movement have been taking place in the Czech capital since the end of April 2019, fuelled by the appointment of a new justice minister while Babis was under investigation for fraud allegations.
Organisers estimated that some 250,000 people took part in Sunday’s demonstration.
Babis, who is one of the richest men in the country, is alleged to have fraudulently obtained EU funding for some of his many businesses, and Czech police recommended in April that Babis, and other officials, should be tried for these charges, while the prime minister maintains that he will not resign.