7.11.1989, Albertov, Praha - Nové Mesto, Czech republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1
N 50° 04.142 E 014° 25.499
33U E 458849 N 5546465
Quick Description: Place of student meeting, which started in November 1989 Velvet Revolution. The site is marked by a simple plaque with date and slogan "When if not now, who if not us"./ Místo kde zacala sametová revoluce oznacené pametní deskou z roku 2006.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/28/2012 2:10:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMDVWC
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Long Description:
The Velvet Revolution started on this place by tolerated students meeting, organised by the Socialist Union of Youth - first time togheter with the independent student structures, to commemorate International Students Day and the fiftieth anniversary of the murder of students by the Nazi government. Most members of SSM had privately been in opposition to the Communist leadership, but had been afraid of speaking up for fear of persecution. This demonstration gave average students an opportunity to join others and express their opinions without fear. By 16:00, about 15,000 people had joined the demonstration. They walked to grave of Karel Hynek Mácha at Vyšehrad Cemetery and - after the official end of the march - continued into downtown Prague (map), carrying banners and chanting anti-Communist slogans. At about 19:30, the demonstrators were stopped by a cordon of riot police at Národní Street. They had blocked all escape routes and beat the students.

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Adress of the monument:
Albertov
Praha 2, Czech republic
12000


When was this monument palced?: 11/16/2006

Who placed this monument?: municipality Praha 2

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