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Czech. Protest / Palach Death #200224

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 21, 1969
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(Studio) Soviet press blames anti-Soviet forces in Czechoslovakia for Jan Palach's suicide by fire. Another student sets himself on fire; Palach has become martyr and patriot.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) Czech. President Svoboda announces 2nd student sets self afire in suicide attempt. Jan Palach, who died protesting Russian stranglehold on freedom, has caused ten-thousands of Czechs. to march in Wenceslaus Square in Prague. Slogan is: "We are faithful." Czechs. place flowers and light candles for Palach's memory and those who died resisting Russian invasion. Palach said in suicide note if press censorship continued, others in suicide club would follow him.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalischer, Peter

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