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Czech Republic: Protesters commemorate 1968 invasion in front of Russian embassy01:17

Czech Republic: Protesters commemorate 1968 invasion in front of Russian embassy

Czech Republic, Prague
August 20, 2018 at 22:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters gathered in front of the Russian embassy in Prague on Monday, to commemorate the events of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact troops.

Attendees were united by their common condemnation of what they saw as "Russian imperialism" and voiced their support of Ukraine, accusing Russia of "Crimean occupation."

The 1968 invasion took place on 21 August and mainly consisted of the USSR forces, alongside those of Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany and Poland. The incursion was successful in empowering the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, which led to the prevention of the government's ongoing liberalisation reforms.

Czech Republic: Protesters commemorate 1968 invasion in front of Russian embassy01:17
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Protesters gathered in front of the Russian embassy in Prague on Monday, to commemorate the events of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact troops.

Attendees were united by their common condemnation of what they saw as "Russian imperialism" and voiced their support of Ukraine, accusing Russia of "Crimean occupation."

The 1968 invasion took place on 21 August and mainly consisted of the USSR forces, alongside those of Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany and Poland. The incursion was successful in empowering the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, which led to the prevention of the government's ongoing liberalisation reforms.

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