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16 November 1989

Spontaneous demonstration by Bratislava university students for basic civil rights and freedoms

The tinderbox of the Slovak political situation was foreshadowed by the spontaneous demonstration of Bratislava university students in the Old Town protesting against the political situation and teaching in Slovak universities. The embarrassed responses of official authorities clearly showed the discomfort of the regime. Subsequent steps by Slovak university students were carried out alongside students from other parts of the republic – they also underpinned specific Slovak demands.

09 November 1989

9 November: Opening of the Berlin Wall and thus of the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR

25 March 1990

The First Free Elections Are Held