Update 2020-10-18: Further reports indicate that the security forces used tear gas and water cannons when the violent clashes broke out during the break-up of the demonstration. At least twenty security forces are reported to have been injured. Many demonstrators also had to be treated.
2020-10-18: On Sunday (18 October), riots broke out in Prague on the fringes of a demonstration by football fans against the restrictions on sport to combat COVID-19. Approximately 2,000 people took part in the demonstration, although a maximum of 500 participants were allowed. After the demonstration was stopped by the organisers, clashes between hooligans and security forces occurred. Fireworks and smoke bombs were detonated and more than a dozen arrests were made. Police also reportedly seized truncheons and firearms.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and follow instructions by authorities.