Czech Republic quietly commemorates 1989 Velvet Revolution

The Czech Republic on Tuesday commemorated the 31st anniversary of the Velvet Revolution with a subdued ceremony and no demonstrations or rallies due to coronavirus restrictions.Prime Minister Andrej Babis lay a wreath on the main Narodni avenue to commemorate the end to more than 40 years of communist rule in 1989.”Unfortunately, freedom is at the moment constrained because of the coronavirus pandemic, but this is of course a different situation,” the 66-year-old premier said, recalling travel restrictions in place under the communist regime.Meanwhile, the leader of the opposition movement A …

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