Head of Prague Castle guard dismissed

05-10-2015 updated

The head of the Prague Castle guard, Radim Studený, has been dismissed, the spokesman of the Czech head of state, Jiří Ovčáček announced on Monday. Studený’s imp[ending dismissal had already been signaled by Czech president Miloš Zeman, over the failure of the castle guard to prevent the guerilla artistic group, Ztohoven, hanging some massive red underpants from a castle flagstaff instead of the presidential standard. The stunt has already cost the head of the president’s bodyguard his job. The president’s spokesman said other changes in the staff as a result of the underpants stunt could still be in the pipeline.