Zeman condemns defacing of Churchill statue in Prague
The recent defacing of a statue of British wartime leader Winston Churchill in Prague 3 was “deeply insulting” according to Czech President Miloš Zeman. In a speech at Prague Castle on the occasion of naming three new regional judges, he said he would welcome if these sorts of acts were more actively punished, for example through sentences requiring community service.
According to President Zeman, vandalism has been on the rise recently. He said that such acts are sometimes unnecessarily underestimated. Furthermore, he expressed his worry that envy towards those who created values from those who were unable to create them is on the rise in society.