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Tens of thousands of Czech protest, demand minister quits

May. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the Czech capital Tuesday as demands intensified for the resignation of the new justice minister. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej...

Thousands of Czechs demand justice minister's resignation

May. 13, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and elsewhere for the third straight Monday to demand the new justice minister's resignation. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis...

Thousands of Czechs call on justice minister to resign

May. 6, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague again to demand the resignation of the new justice minister. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving...

New Czech justice minister appointed amid protests

Apr. 30, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman has sworn in a new justice minister amid street protests against her appointment. Thousands have ralled in Prague and elsewhere to protest the appointment of Marie Benesova, who they say might compromise the legal system as prosecutors decide whether to indict...

Thousands protest replacement of Czech justice minister

Apr. 29, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and elsewhere to protest the proposed replacement of the justice minister. The protesters said Monday that might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud...

Czech lawmakers approve taxation of church restitution plan

Apr. 23, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech lawmakers on Tuesday approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive from the state for property seized by the former Communist regime. The 114-57 vote in favor of the proposal in the lower house is a further sign of the...