Mayor of Prague guarded by police after alleged threats

Prague Mayor Adriana Krnacova is receiving extra security this week. Sources from the city hall say she received multiple threats in connection with her newly proposed rules for taxi drivers in the capital city.

Prague Mayor Adriana Krnacova | Photo courtesy of Aktron / Wikimedia Commons

Prague Mayor Adriana Krnacova | Photo courtesy of Aktron / Wikimedia Commons

Protection officers follow Krnacova throughout her daily activities. According to unofficial sources from the city hall, the mayor received threatening messages and letters after she introduced new rules to fight with taxi fare scams.

Under the legislation, taxi drivers would be required to pass a topographic and psychological assessment tests every five years to keep their licenses. The proposal has already sparked protests by many taxi drivers in the capital.

“Please understand me, I can’t share details. But I keep doing my job, and I firmly believe that the situation will soon return to normal,” stated Krnacova when asked to comment on the issue.

Both police and spokesman for the Prague city refuse to comment.

Krnacova is a first woman serving as a Mayor of Czech capital city. She has been in the function since November 2014 when she ran and won elections on the ticket of ANO 2011, centrist political party founded by Andrej Babis, a billionaire industrialist and media mogul who is currently second wealthiest man in the Czech Republic and also serves as finance minister.