Stop the Government initiative planning November demonstration


The Stop the Government initiative has announced a demonstration on November 17. The group of affiliated unions and civic associations says they want to call attention to the poor state of democracy in the Czech Republic, where they say social assurances are disappearing, education is worsening and the state is dysfunctional. Stop the Government organised one of the largest demonstrations in post-communist Czech history in April of this year, when an estimated 100 thousand people turned out. November 17 is a state holiday marking the end of the communist regime.