A number of civic associations and informal groups critical of Vaclav Klaus have prepared various happenings to celebrate the end of his presidency. On Hradčanské square in front of Prague Castle, people laid flowers and pens in front a of a live statue of Mr Klaus, in reference to the president’s infamous appropriation of a pen during a visit in Chile. An effigy representing Mr Klaus was then set on fire and thrown off Charles Bridge in the Vltava River. Other events include a rock concert at the Lucerna Music Bar in the evening, as well as a party on Wenceslas Square.
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