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Czech Republic: Protesters demand PM Babis's resignation on anniversary of Velvet Revolution02:09

Czech Republic: Protesters demand PM Babis's resignation on anniversary of Velvet Revolution

Czech Republic, Prague
November 17, 2018 at 19:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Prague to demand the resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution on Saturday.

Footage shows protesters as they marched through the streets carrying placards bearing the image of Babis behind bars, and chanting "Resign! Resign!"

Daniel Kroupa, a university professor and one of the speakers at the rally, said "Who is in power, who is ruling, he should rule in favour of the whole society, not in favour of his own interests. What is, I think, exactly the case of the prime minister Babis, who in his office works mainly for his private companies than for the favour of the whole."

The protests came a day after the Prime Minister vowed he would never resign, and in the wake of allegations of fraud and corruption which have been levied against him.

Czech Republic: Protesters demand PM Babis's resignation on anniversary of Velvet Revolution02:09
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Thousands of people marched through the streets of Prague to demand the resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution on Saturday.

Footage shows protesters as they marched through the streets carrying placards bearing the image of Babis behind bars, and chanting "Resign! Resign!"

Daniel Kroupa, a university professor and one of the speakers at the rally, said "Who is in power, who is ruling, he should rule in favour of the whole society, not in favour of his own interests. What is, I think, exactly the case of the prime minister Babis, who in his office works mainly for his private companies than for the favour of the whole."

The protests came a day after the Prime Minister vowed he would never resign, and in the wake of allegations of fraud and corruption which have been levied against him.

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