On March 5, approximately 7,000 Czechs flooded Wenceslas Square to protest against the ex-communist police after he was appointed to head of police watchdog.
According to the Guardian, Zdeněk Ondráček had served in a unit that beat up pro-democracy demonstrators in the 1989 Velvet Revolution before the fall of communism in what was then Czechoslovakia. Needless to say, the appointment of him as head of parliament’s police oversight committee caused an uproar across the country. After the protest on Monday evening, Ondráček resigned on Tuesday afternoon.
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