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nov 17, 1989 - Velvet Revolution

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On November 17, 1989, students gathered to peacefully protest the killing of Jan Opletal, a student who the Nazi's killed and a symbol of Czech resistance. This changed into an anti-communist protest and even a whole movement. The movement was confronted by riot police on the streets of Prague and they beat the protesters.

Days later, the communist government caved and a democracy was created. With the fall of this government, the Soviet empire continued to fall.

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nov 17, 1989
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~ 28 years ago

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