Will Bratislava become home to Velvet Revolution Square?

It is proposed that part of SNP Square, where mass rallies against the communist regime took place 30 years ago, should be named after the Velvet Revolution.

Part of SNP Square in front of the Old Market Hall (Stará Tržnica).Part of SNP Square in front of the Old Market Hall (Stará Tržnica). (Source: Sme)

Bratislava city council is considering renaming part of SNP Square, Velvet Revolution Square. SNP Square was the place where mass rallies were held in late 1989 and early 1990 against the communist regime. The city council is justifying this idea by arguing that the reminder of the 30th anniversary of the events that led to the fall of the totalitarian regime should be permanent. The TASR newswire cites Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo writing on the social networks:

“The 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution is approaching and we believe that this anniversary should be remembered in a way that has permanence in our city,” writes Vallo. “Most of the options and suggestions concerned naming one of Bratislava’s squares, Velvet Revolution Square.”

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