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The Czech Republic remembers the 10th anniversary of Vaclav Havel’s death

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(ANSA) – PRAGUE, 18 DEC – In the Czech Republic today the tenth anniversary of the death of Vaclav Havel, playwright, dissident, architect of the velvet revolution in 1989 and first Czechoslovakian and Czech president was commemorated. Numerous public events organized throughout the country.

An audiovisual commemorative project entitled “10 years without VH” is underway in Prague: his photographs and thoughts are exhibited in trams and buses and in various places in the capital. In Klarov, the Prague district near the government office, a heart-shaped light installation by Jiri David was lit.

Havel is also remembered in over 30 other locations. In Pilsen, dozens of people listened to a public reading of excerpts from his works. About fifty of his supporters took part in the commemorative march from the brewery in Trutnov (north-east) to light candles and deposit flowers in front of Havel’s country house in Hradecek, where he died on 18 December 2011 at the age of 75 years old.


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