Thousands Rally in Slovakia Over Journalist’s Murder
Last month, mass protests in Slovakia moved Prime Minister Robert Fico to resign, and yesterday 45,000 people rallied in the streets in cities across the Eastern European nation demanding more change. The flash point was the February murder of reporter Jan Kuciak, who was investigating ties between the Mafia and high-level businesspeople. After his posthumously published investigations implicated a relative of police chief Tibor Gaspar, protesters are calling Gaspar’s conduct into question and demanding his resignation. They’re joined by a powerful ally: Slovakia’s left-leaning President Andrej Kiska.