Czech people demand resignation of Prime Minister and media owner Babiš
by Renata Rat
Tens of thousands of people in the Czech Republic have been protesting against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his newly appointed Justice Minister Marie Benesova.
Protesters in the Pilsen Old Town, Czech Republic, 6. May 2019. (Photo: Lucie Sykorova)
Benesova was appointed as the Minister of Justice after her predecessor resigned earlier this month, when the police recommended that Babiš should be charged in connection with a scam. The Prime Minister, who is at the same time the owner of the country’s biggest media house, MAFRA, is accused of abusing European Union funds amounting to €2 million.