Friday, 24 January 2020

Magdaléna Platzová: I was fainting with fear on Národní

Radio Prague |
12 November 2019

Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution was sparked by a student demonstration on November 17, 1989 that was brutally quelled by riot police. Among those on the front line of those clashes was writer Magdaléna Platzová. At 17 years old she had already taken part in a number of demonstrations. But, she says, nothing prepared her for the violence that surrounded her on Prague's Národní St. on that now famous day.