Communist party official shocks nation ahead of freedom celebrations

As the Czech nation celebrates 30 years of freedom and democracy the words
of a leading Communist Party official have caused a public outcry. In an
interview for Czech Radio, the party’s deputy chair, Stanislav Grospič
argued that the 1968 Soviet-led occupation of Czechoslovakia was not an
invasion and that the people killed had died mostly in road accidents.
While his words evoked widespread condemnation, the Communist Party has not
distanced itself from the statement.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019