Tens of thousands of people rallied in the Czech capital on Saturday to protest government reforms and austerity cuts in one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations here since the collapse of communism almost 23 years ago.
The protesters from all over the country urged the government to abandon the cuts and resign. They also are demanding early parliamentary elections.
Blowing vuvuzelas and beating drums, the protesters marched to Prague's Wenceslas Square, disrupting downtown traffic.
"The government must go," said Jaroslav Zavadil, head of the country's major umbrella organization of unions, the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions.