Former Czech President Vaclav Havel Former Czech president and hero of the Velvet Revolution Vaclav Havel, who steered his country to independence from Soviet rule in died on Sunday December at the age of R.
Thousands of Czechs, using the 25th anniversary of the anti-communist Velvet Revolution, gather to call on the controversy-prone Czech President Milos Zeman to resign in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. The crowd gave Zeman a symbolic red card on Monday for demeaning the importance of human rights, a pro-Russian stance in the conflict in Ukraine, using vulgar language and recently downplaying the brutal use of force by police 25 years ago.
The first demonstrations took place in January Protesters marking 20 years since Czech student Jan Palach self-immolated in protest against the Soviet-led invasion of 1968 were brutally dispersed by police.
Jaroslav Kučera - Václav Havel embraces Alexander Dubček at a meeting in the Laterna Magika theatre in Prague, at 24 November witnessed by journalist Jiří Černý. That same night the whole leadership of the Czechoslovak Communist Party resigns.