Hooligans protesting the corona virus measures in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, clashed with the police. 16 people were detained and 20 people were injured in the incidents.
The Old Town Square, one of the most touristic places in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, has witnessed fierce clashes between hooligans and police today. A group calling themselves the “Civil Dissatisfaction Movement” protested the restrictions imposed by the Czech government within the scope of combating the coronavirus epidemic. Hooligan fan groups of football and hockey clubs also joined the group that shouted slogans criticizing the government during the protest. Hooligan groups clashed with the police, protesting the government’s suspension of sports matches for 2 weeks after the protest, attended by more than 500 people, ended at 15:00 local time.
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While the hooligans attacked the police with stones, trash cans and fireworks, the police responded to the group with stun grenades and pressurized water. After the clashes that lasted for about 2 hours, the police detained 16 people and 20 people were injured in the incidents.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis condemned the events in a statement and said, “I am shocked that some citizens who endanger themselves and others are so cruel and selfish.”