A court in the Czech Republic refused to recognize the crime of throwing eggs at the President

Czech President Milos Zeman

One of the participants of the November meeting 2014 in Prague, threw eggs at Czech President Milos Zeman, does not constitute a crime. This decision was made by the court in the Czech capital, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Česká televize.

According to the court, such acts are misconduct and are subject to administrative punishment.

Dissatisfaction with the Czech youth at the end of 2014 called the statements Zeman on the situation in Ukraine (then Czech President, as reported by the Polish Gazeta Wyborcza said that in this country there is a civil war in which Russia, accused by Kiev and the West of involvement in the conflict, is not relevant). At the opening ceremony of the memorial plaque for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Communist regime policy was booed and pelted with eggs. One of them was standing next to Zeman, German President Joachim gauck.

The police felt the actions of throwing eggs men misconduct and referred the case to the local administrative authorities. Those, in turn, saw this as even a misdemeanor. Later, however, officials reversed their decision and returned the case to the police. In October 2016, the materials were transferred to the prosecution and then to court.

The representative of the President said that Zeman is not planning in any way to interfere in the investigation and does not intend to call for the punishment of men.