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Monarchists march through Prague
ČTK | 11 January 2010 The banners featured Francis Joseph I, the last emperor of Austro-Hungarian monarchy and a Czech king. (ČTK)
Prague, Jan 9 (CTK) - About 50 Czech monarchists Saturday staged their traditional march from the Saint Wenceslas statue in the Prague centre to the Prague Castle, seat of Czech heads of state.
Some of the monarchists waved yellow flags with the text For Monarchy and a depiction of Francis Joseph I, the last but one emperor of Austro-Hungarian monarchy and a Czech king.
At first they sang the monarchy's anthem. Shouting the slogans "Long live the monarchy, long live the king!", "Better Otto [von Habsburg, the last crown prince of the monarchy]" and "Up to the Castle," they headed for the Prague Castle.
The march was accompanied with a band playing period songs.
"The king has the advantage of representing society without being dependent on parties," political writer and historian Petr Placak told CTK.
"There is a millenarian tradition when the Czech Lands had the form of kingdom," Placak said.
Monarchy was cancelled in 1918 when Czechoslovakia was established.