Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In Prague: Celebrating the Velvet Revolution with exhibits, concerts

This morning, courtesy of the Associated Press, is a continuation of yesterday morning's post on the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.

An excerpt of the Associated Press release is below // Full Article Here

PRAGUE (AP) -- With their country in deep political crisis, Czechs took to the streets throughout the country Tuesday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the end of decades of repressive communist rule.

They will celebrate with exhibitions, concerts, speeches and rallies. Thousands of people in the capital, Prague, plan to participate in a reenactment of a student protest -- an evocation of the event that triggered the Velvet Revolution that peacefully toppled the communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia.

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