On 19 September 2015, group Ztohoven (The Ztohoven name is itself a Czech-language pun, and can be read either as Z toho ven (“The way out”), or Sto Hoven (“One hundred shits”). The group translates the name into English as “Out of shit”.) reached new heights (literally) with their latest public protest, scaling the outer walls of the Prague Castle to erect a giant pair of red boxers in place of the Castle flag.
Once on the roof, they lowered the Presidential flag and replaced it with the giant pair of pants. On their website, Ztohoven released a statement, saying: “Today we hung a banner over the castle for a man who is not ashamed of anything.”
The statement also included a short poem that criticised President Zeman for his close ties to China and Russia.
The pants were quickly removed by security after the stunt, and the three men were arrested.
The group then cut the Presidential flag to 1152 pieces and gave them to randomly chosen people from all over the country with bitcoin code to donation.
Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square), commonly called Václavák and in past known also as Koňský trh (Horse Market) because of its original use during Middle Ages, is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. His horseman statue can be found at the top of the square. “Pod koněm” (Under horse) is also a popular meeting spot. It is part of the historic centre of Prague, a World Heritage Site. (x)