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17th November

Student Day, the day was the Velvet Revolution. This year, the fifteenth anniversary of that date, prepared by students of Prague universities memorial parade, which according to them recall the events of 1989 and highlight current social situation.

Anniversary

Student Day, the day was the Velvet Revolution. This year, the fifteenth anniversary of that date, prepared by students of Prague universities memorial parade, which according to them recall the events of 1989 and highlight current social situation.

As fifteen years ago, the parade will begin at Albert, and then runs through National Class to a statue of St. Wenceslas in Wenceslas Square. All action should break out in 16 hours and should not be missed or celebrities. Talk Speakers: Jirina Siklova, Tomas Halik, Ivan Klima, Martin C. Putna, David Marx and Ladislav Smoljak. Plays Jaroslav Hutka. Were also invited to Vaclav Havel, Simon Panek and others. The parade should be illuminated by candles and lanterns, which the students bring with them.

Show

From 15 to 25 November will be the accompanying events held at the premises of Faculty of Arts exhibition of photographs, historical documents and comments of contemporaries like the 17th November 1939 and 1989.

What happened on November 17?

1939 – The Czech Republic became a German protectorate empire. On October 28 Starting in 1939 the first public appearances against the Nazi occupation of Prague and becomes a center of mass demonstrations. The demonstration, held on a public holiday, but it was canceled by the Germans, were seriously injured and later succumbed to his injuries a medical student, Jan Opletal. The police director was 15 buried in November. Funeral was attended by about 4,000 people, students are led anti-German speech, and there have been some clashes with SS. On the night of November 17, 1939 the Nazis broke into the student dormitory in Prague and Brno and took about 1,200 students. Nine of them (the leaders of student organizations) were killed in Prague – Ruzyně, the remaining students were sent to concentration camps. High schools were then closed the next three years.

1989 – At 1600 started at the Albert allowed student demonstration on the 50th Anniversary of student performance against the German occupation. The procession moved toward the first Vysehrad, then to the city center. He was accompanied by shouts of „Freedom, Freedom“, „Jakes out!“, „We want new government,“ the way it has grown to more people and become illegal. SNB Officers stopped the protesters at National Avenue. People chanted, „We bare hands!“ From the other side of the river, however, came another unit of the SNB and the place has become a closed space in which there were approximately 10 000 people, who also chanted and sang the song Oh Masaryk's favorite son, son … Procession was forcibly broken up around nine o'clock in the evening. Total of 568 were injured protesters, 24 people hospitalized. The demonstration started the democratization of the Czech Republic. Significantly it also helped a fictitious report on the deaths of Martin Smid, who was supposed to succumb to attack police during a demonstration. This fictitious information provided by people from dissent on the night of November 18 Dražská thesis.




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