Compiled by Anita Lišková
"To be straightforward: when we used tear gas, it
handicapped both sides, because everyone cried. On the other hand,
on the demonstration is the most human intervention. You cry, then
you wash your eyes with eye drops and it's over."
- stated Jan Slezák, Prague town hall councillor (ČSSD). Before
1989 he led the SNB emergency regiment designated to intervene
"At my age it just evokes my maternal instincts.
I want to tell him, 'My little boy, that's enough, now come home'."
- singer Yvonne Přenosilová's response when asked her opinion on
recent billboards showing prime minister Stanislav Gross.
"Stop attacking me, Mr Bendl, otherwise I will start
to speak publicly about your problems and the fights you have
- president of Czech medical chamber David Rath's statement during
a telephone debate (aired on the radio) with the ODS representative
of Central Bohemia region, Petr Bendl.
"What are you trying to tell me when you stand above
the grave yourself."
- said an angry Richard Falbr, euro MP for ČSSD. During the election
campaign in Benešov, he verbally attacked a 71-year-old retired
man who asked him if he's not too old to be in Brussels when he
sometimes falls asleep during meetings.