In celebration of Vac,av Havel's Birthday and the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Prague. The period between November and December 1989 was an unforgettable time in Czechoslavakia. It started with a student demonstration on November 17 which was met by police wielding shields and batons. Then the peaceful protest grew into something more. It connected people across the social spectrum. The calling of a general strike supported by major state factories was a signal to the governing party that things were getting serious. The year was 1989 - following forty years of oppressive communism - now was a time of great hope and optimism. This show with photographs by Pavel Stecha give one deeper insight into the Velvet Revolution.
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