Magdaléna Platzová: I was fainting with fear on Národní

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. The
daughter of dissident Eda Kriseová, 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.

Monday, November 11, 2019