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Czechs protest president on Velvet Revolution anniversary

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 01:04

On the 25th anniversary since the fall of communism, Czech protesters pelt their president with eggs, saying he's drifting too close to Moscow. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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On the 25th anniversary since the fall of communism... ...thousands in Czech Republic's capital Prague protest President Milos Zeman, with soccer-style penalty cards. They say he's drifting too close to Moscow -- the power center that dominated their country for four decades. As Zeman attempts to unveil a memorial at the site where the "Velvet Revolution" began... ...hecklers prevent him from speaking. An egg meant to hit Zeman, hits Germany's President Joachim Gauck instead. But elsewhere in Prague, the mood was very different. Czechs lit candles to remember that day in 1989 when police violently broke up a student march -- And sparked the uprising that brought dissident Vaclav Havel to power. Today, Czechs say they cannot only celebrate -- they can also voice their discontent.

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Czechs protest president on Velvet Revolution anniversary

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 01:04