Slurs against president at Smer demo raise eyebrows in parliament

Quaestor of the European Parliament attended the event where slurs were chanted.

Ľuboš Blaha and Robert Fico during a protest in April 2022. Ľuboš Blaha and Robert Fico during a protest in April 2022. (Source: SITA)

Members of the parliament’s EU affairs committee called on their fellow MP, Ľuboš Blaha of Smer, to apologise to President Zuzana Čaputová following a public gathering in Nitra that saw the crowd chant sexual slurs against the president.

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The opposition party Smer organised a public gathering to mark May 1 festivities in Nitra. During his address to the crowd of approximately 2,000, according to the TASR newswire, Blaha riled up the crowd, breaking into an obscene chant involving a sexual slur aimed at the president.

The incident was captured on video, widely shared on social networks over the past days and which prompted a highly critical reaction among the public as well as many politicians.

MPs call on Smer to apologise

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