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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Czechs Protest Age Law

More than 20,000 Czech trade unionists demonstrated against proposals to raise the retirement age on Tuesday in the biggest anti-government protest since the 1989 Velvet Revolution against communism.


The demonstrators, members of the Federation of Trade Unions, converged on Prague's old town square to protest a government draft law that would raise the retirement age for men by two years and for women by four.


Local reporters said it was the biggest crowd since mass demonstrations in autumn 1989 helped topple Communist rule and brought in a government headed by former dissidents.