Thousands of Czechs rally against President Zeman over Russia views

# 04:28
30 April 2021

About 10,000 Czechs rallied against President Milos Zeman in central Prague on Thursday, calling for his removal from office for what they say are pro-Russian views that have no place in a European Union nation.

The rally in Wenceslas Square followed Zeman's suggestion last Sunday that Russia was not necessarily behind a 2014 ammunition dump blast in the Czech Republic that killed two people and sparked a row between Prague and Moscow.

Protesters - who mostly observed social distancing due to the coronavirus outbreak - called on senators to file a constitutional lawsuit against Zeman for treason that would remove him from office. Rallies took place in other cities across the nation of 10.7 million.