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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Velvet Revolution begins in Czechoslovakia
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On November 17, 1989, riot police put down student protests against the communist government in Czechoslovakia. The incident started a series of non-violent protests that finally forced the communists from power two weeks later.



Learn more about the Velvet Revolution.
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