Witnesses met on Tuesday evening at Wenceslas Square in Prague to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops in August 1968. News.cz informs it.
The atmosphere of the present time is brought closer to many artists from the sixties. The songs of the Czech songwriter Karel Kryl were performed in the accompaniment of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. A concert by musicians for example Marta Kubišová, Jana Kirschnerová, Aneta Langerová and Vojtěch Dyk, started at 8 pm.
Within the 50th anniversary of the intervention of foreign troops in the former Czechoslovakia, many events and memorial events took place on Tuesday and in the Czech Republic. In Prague, a protest against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, a protest against the memory of the fallen for the Czech radio station, took place in Prague, where he spoke with a speech about the freedom of expression during the event.
On Tuesday afternoon a commemoration took place on the Jakub square in Brno. Who on 21 August 1968 wanted to buy a t-shirt with a logo for 200 Czech crowns, to make a paper from the paper or to squeeze the tricolor garments that have been handed out here. The building of Brno's former headquarters of Czechoslovak television was also decorated.
The victims of the occupation of Czechoslovakia from the days of August 1968 were also remembered by the inhabitants of Prostějov. The history of the city was mainly recorded on Sunday, August 25, known as "Bloody Sunday". The Soviet soldiers then shot three people, another nine wounded. On the evening of August 25, 1968, after 8 pm, the city center rolled a column of tanks and armored vehicles with Soviet soldiers who were disoriented and were looking for a journey from Olomouc to Brno. Photographing with tragic consequences took about twenty minutes.
Hundreds of people recalled the beginning of the occupation of August 1968 in the center of České Budějovice. The event organized by the Together Democracy Association and Club K 2 began before 6 PM for Czech radio. Likewise, just like before the half century, there were tanks, but this time paper.