Ahead of the Czech Republic's Parliamentary elections this week wherein the Communist Party is tipped to win and return to power almost 25 years after their ouster, a local sculptor expressed his anti-communist sentiments through a controversial art piece.
Sculptor David Cerny made a giant purple hand with the oversized middle finger which is also known as the dirty finger gesture. He placed it on a pontoon boat on Monday at the Vitava River in Prague.
It is located near the Charles Bridge and could be seen from Prague Castle where Czech President Milos Zeman holds office. It measures 10 metre high.
The president supports a plan by the Social Democrats, a leftist party, to form a minority government after the election, with support from the Community Party. With this development, it would be the first time since the 1989 anti-Communist Revolution that the party with recover power indirectly.