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The "Living Altar" at Narodni trida

Bratislava Shrine

A man kneels in front of a shrine to November 17th, taking note of those injured on that day. 

Similarly to the shrine at Narodni Trida, there were other shrines set up around the country in order to commorate November 17th. They were set up extraordinarily quickly, as this photograph was taken on the same day as the massacre, but in Bratislava. 

Shrines like these emphasize the importance of this event to the Czechoslovakians. They would not allow themselves or the government to forget with shrines like this one set up as a constant reminder. It was efforts like this that forced people into action and led to increased unity and solidarity 10 days later during the General Stirke. 

The "Living Altar" at Narodni trida