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Biggest Rally Since Communism Tests Czech Billionaire Leader

  • Activists stage largest anti-government protest in Prague
  • Czech premier rejects demands to dismiss justice minister
Protests in Wenceslas Square, Prague on May 21.
Protests in Wenceslas Square, Prague on May 21.Photographer: Rene Volfik/AFP via Getty Images
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Angered by the political gains made by populists across Europe, Mikulas Minar put a pause on his theology studies two years ago to pick an uneven fight with his country’s most powerful man.

Joining a wave of anti-government outrage that has swept the European Union’s ex-communist eastern wing, the 26-year-old has since mounted the Czech Republic’s biggest demonstrations since the 1989 Velvet Revolution.