Saturday, August 24, 2019

Million Moments for Democracy

Milion chvilek pro demokracii, Million Moments for Democracy, is a Czech protest group that formed in January 2018.  It was founded by Mikuláš Minář and Benjamin Roll, who were theology students at Charles University in Prague.

It started off with a challenge to get one million signatures supporting the resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.  Among the reasons for protesting against the PM are alleged corruption, his staying in office while under police investigation and that he was an StB operative under the communist regime.

The group is not affiliated to any particular political party.
They have organised demonstrations across the country.  In June 2019, with over 250,000 people, they staged the largest protest since the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

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