Prague, 25 February 2023. – The Museum commemorated the anniversary of the Communist coup of 25 February 1948 at a solemn gathering on Nerudova Street in Prague. At this site, a peaceful march of several thousand students – the only protesters against the Communist seizure of power – was stopped and the students were beaten up by Communist-controlled police.
The opening speech was delivered by Miloš Vystrčil, Chairman of the Senate of the Czech Republic. The event was attended by representatives of the Czech government, churches, diplomatic corps, political prisoners, memorials and academic institutions. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the students’ march to the Castle, a guided tour took place along the same route taken by the students in February 1948.
The meeting was organized by the Vice-Chairman of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Jiří Oberfalzer, and the Prague Academic Club 48.