National Day of Mourning for Vaclav Havel

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A national day of mourning has been called in Slovakia for this Friday 23 December in memory of Vaclav Havel, who died at his cottage on Sunday.

The government passed the proposal today and describes Havel as “the symbol of the Velvet Revolution and fundamental political changes in Europe at the end of the 20th century”, reports

The official day of mourning starts at 8 am and ends at 6pm according to Slovak law and black flags will hang on public offices and institutions in memory of Havel, the last Czechoslovak president.

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