Havel during the Strike
Vaclav Havel came out to support the General Strike, standing outside with the citizens who were protesting. Everyone appears to be jubilant and happy here, even Havel himself. For the first time in 20 years people were able to speak and gather out in the open.
Martin Butora, the leader of Public Against Violence, the Slovak counterpart to the Civic Forum, noted that this was exceptional, as the biggest problem for people was to appear out in public.