A group known as Ztohoven damaged rapeseed worth $17,000 to express their disapproval of the politics in the Czech Republic
Yesterday, we reported that a giant Pac-Man appeared in the rapeseed field in the middle of the Czech Republic. And now we finally know who is responsible for the act of art.
A group of artists known as Ztohoven claimed the authorship on their Facebook page.
They stated it was an act of protest against the Czech Republic’s Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš.
Mr. Babiš has become a controversial figure as he is facing allegations of fraud related to donations from the European Union.
Besides, Babiš is the third richest person in the country and his main business is agriculture. His company Agrofert is the biggest producer of rapeseed in Czechia.
“Pac-Man (the prime minister) polarised our society with a clean-cut and we failed to establish a functional mechanism to protect our society from within,” Ztohoven say on their official website currently dedicated to Pac-Man.
“The ‘Four Ghosts’ that haunt Pac-Man failed miserably too. Our Pac-Man introduced a strategy that is hard to stop and is progressing to the next levels against all odds. He just can’t get enough.”
By creating the giant Pac-Man in the field, Ztohoven reportedly destroyed rapeseed worth $17,000. They can face up to six years in jail.
Red underpants on Prague Castle
The Ztohoven group of artists is notorious for their political performances. A few years ago, they managed to bypass the security of Czechia’s biggest monument as well as the official headquarters of the country’s president – the Prague Castle.
As a protest against the behavior of the country’s president Miloš Zeman, they placed huge red underpants on the roof of the castle, as portrayed in the video below.
Two members of the Ztohoven group were sentenced to probation and paying a fine of around $3,000.
The president himself found it offensive so he decided to invite all journalists to witness him setting the red underpants on fire.