The chairman of the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party, Richard Sulík, has held talks with civil activist Alojz Hlina concerning a place for Hlina on SaS’s candidate slate for the upcoming general election, but no agreement was reached, Sulík told the TASR newswire on March 2.
He added that they had discussed it at the time when Hlina was co-organising a rally on Bratislava’s SNP Square on January 23 that brought together the leaders of six Opposition parties. Hundreds of people gathered on the square to take part in 'We Like This Country, We Don't Like This Government' protest.
Reacting to a protest held in front of the parliament building by Hlina, the Slovak National Party’s (SNS) parliamentary caucus chairman, Rafael Rafaj, said on March 2 that he will not provide publicity for mud, clay or any other sculpture from another material, an allusion to Hlina's name which means 'clay' in the Slovak language. Hlina brought ten sheep to the front of the parliament building in order to point out that the Slovak people aren’t a stupid flock even if some MPs think they are.
He also protested against MPs drinking alcohol at Parliament and held up a sign stating: “We aren't sheep. We aren't a stupid flock. We want our money from the emission quotas back. We don't want drunkards in Parliament”. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Mar 2010 at 14:00