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Monday marked 80th anniversary of death of Jan Opletal, symbol of Czech resistance to Nazis

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November 11 was the 80th anniversary of the death of Jan Opletal, a Prague student who had been gunned down at an anti-Nazi demonstration in the city a fortnight earlier. Opletal became a symbol of Czech resistance to the German occupation and a march held in his honour helped spark the Velvet Revolution five decades after his death.

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