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1989 Revisited: 18th to 21st November – Protests in Czechoslovakia and newly established Civic Forum enters negotiations with government November 21, 2019

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From wiki.

Actors and members of the audience in a Prague theatre, together with Václav Havel and other prominent members of Charter 77 and other dissident organisations, established the Civic Forum (Občanské fórum, an equivalent of the Slovak Public Against Violence for the territory of the Czech Republic) as a mass popular movement for reforms. They called for the dismissal of top officials responsible for the violence, and an independent investigation of the incident and the release of all political prisoners.

Students and theatres went on “permanent” strike. Police stopped a demonstration from continuing toward Prague Castle, which would have entered the striking theatres.[5]

The first official meeting of the Civic Forum with the Prime Minister took place. The Prime Minister agreed to personally guarantee that no violence would be used against the people; however he would “protect socialism, about which no discussion is possible”.[5]


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