International Students' Day

I've just found out that today is International Students' Day, remembering
the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague after demonstrations against the killing of Jan Opletal and the occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the execution of nine student leaders, over 1200 students sent to concentration camps, and the closing of all Czechoslovakian universities and colleges.

Because they have time to think that is used for action and because they are in an environment where ideas are important, students are often at the forefront of political protests. Some, like Jan Opletal, give their lives for the right to be able to study.

Worth remembering.



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