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Národní Street

On November 17, 1989, the National street became the site of brutal intervention by the ruling Communist authorities, against defenceless college students. Their peaceful manifestation ended up in a face-off, whose dramatic developments, especially the brutality of special police divisions and arrests of the protesters brought revulsion and a welling-up of civic unrest. The memorial plaque at Kaňkův dům half way down Národní street is a constant reminder of how the Velvet Revolution began.

  • Monuments & Architecture
  • square/street
  • November '89


  • Národní Street
  • Národní
  • 110 00 Praha 1- Nové Město


Information source: Prague City Tourism