Czechs mark 20th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

Czechs mark 20th anniversary of Velvet Revolution
Czech President Václav Klaus has also lit a candle on Národní třída, which saw an infamous crack-down on student demonstrations on November 17, 1989.
But it all started in Prague - Albertov. Here several thousands of Czechs gathered to "relive" the hours that led to the non-violent revolution and subsequently to the fall of communism.
The day of November 17, 1989 saw students gathered in a university campus in Albertov.
In Albertov they spoke against the regime and marched downtown Prague. Police cracked down on the demonstrators, beating them and injuring hundreds of them. It put into motion a string of protests that led to the fall of the communist rule. The Velvet Revolution was born.
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CzechNews
18. 11. 2009 8:24

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Prague to mark the 20th anniversary of the mass demonstrations that led to the collapse of communist regime. Twenty years ago thousands of Czechoslovaks, mainly students, took to the streets demanding the end of the communist rule. They overthrew the decades-long regime and now 20 years later, they relived what happened in those revolutionary days back then.

 

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U Břeclavi se srazil nákladní vůz s dodávkou. Havárie uzavřela dálnici D2 u slovenských hranic

Srážka nákladního auta a dodávky uzavřela u hranic se Slovenskem dálnici D2 ve směru na Brno. Nehoda je se zraněním, zasahují u ní záchranáři. Vyplývá to z informací policie a Národního dopravního informačního centra (NDIC). Auta se srazila na 56. kilometru D2 kolem 06:00, dálnice mezi státní hranicí a exitem 48 u Břeclavi se uzavřela o půl hodinu později.

Zdroj: ČTK
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