I was in the frontline because it reflected what I felt inside

One of the leaders of the 1989 student movement, Anton Popovič, remembers the fall of the totalitarian regime.

November 21 gathering of students at the Comenius University in Bratislava. November 21 gathering of students at the Comenius University in Bratislava. (Source: TASR)

Anton Popovič is a civic activist from Slovakia, one of the student leaders during the Velvet Revolution in 1989 in Czechoslovakia, former member of Slovak parliament. He works as a producer, conductor and composer.

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Mikhail Gorbachev became general secretary of the Soviet Union’s communist party, the Solidarity movement was working in Poland, there was political opposition in Hungary and later came the unbelievable events of September 1989 at the West-German Embassy in Prague, followed by the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. Changes were happening in the Eastern Bloc.

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