For a Decent Slovakia gathering: The legacy of November 1989 lives on

The organisers and participants stressed the importance of the 2020 general election.

(Source: SME)

There are several parallels between November 1989’s Velvet Revolution and today. This is what the organisers and participants during the event organised by the For a Decent Slovakia movement told a 7,000-strong crowd in Bratislava's Freedom Square on November 17.

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“We’re standing here today to give the relay baton to the current generation and stress that it’s still necessary to fight for the November 1989 values,” said Filip Vagač, one of the representatives of student movement that started the Velvet Revolution.

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Both the organisers and invited guests who addressed the crowd stressed the importance of the upcoming 2020 general election. Although society has achieved much during the last 30 years, of which it can be proud, the fight for a better and more democratic society is not over yet.

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