Two men protesting against Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka and his cabinet´s stance on the Ukrainian crisis disturbed the press conference after the government´s meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The two protesters stripped to the waist called on Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) to defend freedom and not to help Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the press conference, both men were sitting among other journalists at the Government Office. When Sobotka was leaving the conference room earlier over the appointment of the new regional development minister, they took off their upper clothes and stood up to express a silent protest. Letters on the back at right read "Don't side with Putin". (AP Photo/CTK, Sarka Dvorakova)
(The Associated Press)
PRAGUE – The Czech Republic's interior minister says officials are reviewing security after a government news conference was interrupted by pro-Ukrainian protesters.
Two men disrupted a news conference given Wednesday by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Deputy Prime Minister Belobradek and Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky.
The protesters sitting among the journalists stood up and unveiled EU and NATO flags. Naked to the waist, they had Ukrainian flags painted on their bodies along with appeals to Sobotka not to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin against Ukraine.
Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said members of the government were not in danger and the two protesters were unarmed. They were briefly detained, and police say they may be fined.