David Cerny's floating finger on the River Vltava in Prague. REUTERS/David W Cerny
A Czech artist has pointed a very public finger at his
country's president ahead of parliamentary elections this
David Cerny has floated a huge purple statue of an extended
middle finger down the River Vltava in Prague, BBC reports.
The finger, mounted on a barge, is aimed at Prague Castle,
the seat of President Milos Zeman.
Known for his anti-communist stance, Cerny has shocked and
mocked politicians and public figures in the past.
This latest piece is clearly his message to the leftist Zeman
and the political party recently set up by his supporters, a
BBC correspondent says.
Cerny wouold not say much about the piece, telling reporters
the gesture spoke for itself - what mattered, he said, was
which way it was pointing.
President Zeman is on an official visit to Ukraine and said
he could not comment until he had seen it.
The parliament was dissolved in August following weeks of
turmoil in Czech politics.