Photo of the Week – Memorial to Jan Palach & Jan Zajíc

This week’s photo is of the memorial plaque to Jan Palach & Jan Zajíc.  It is located in Wenceslas Square in Prague.

As a protest to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 both set fire to themselves.  Palach happened on the 16 January 1969.  He died on 19 January.  Zajíc set himself alight and died on 25 February.  A third person Evźen Plocek died on 9 April after trying the same feat.  All three men died wanting freedom for their country.

Until the next post, stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.

Steve

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