Sunday, November 17, 2019

30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Last week was the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall which helped kick off the end of communism in Eastern Europe.  

Today is the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day and it is the 30th anniversary of the start of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia

The Velvet Revolution began on this day 30 years ago when police violently quelled a student protest in Prague.  Six weeks later Václav Havel was elected president and finally ended over four decades of communist one-party rule.

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