And here is a slideshow of some photos from those days. The song accompanied the slideshow is sang by Karel Kryl, and it is his very famous song called Close the Gate, Little Brother. Karel Kryl was very popular Czech singer-songwriter and performer of many protest songs in which he strongly criticized and identified the shortcomings and inhumanity of the Communist regime.
His song were banned, of course. And I remember how I felt as a small girl, when my parents were listening to them, we sang them together, and even now I can sing these song by heart.
I have read an article in the newspaper where somebody had written: "to understand the Velvet Revolution is like to understand the Czech mentality". Well, maybe.