Olympic torch for human rights arrives to Prague today

Today Prague will be one of about 100 cities organizing a special event whose aim is to draw attention to the humans rights abuses in the Communist China. Human rights torch, inspired by the Olympic Games torch, will arrived from Germany to Prague today in the afternoon.

The human rights torch relay will start in front of the monument in Narodni street at 16:00. The member of Parliament Marek Benda will accept the torch from the hands of Miss Sin-Sia Tiang, the victiom of torture by the Communist regime. The torch relay will continue to the Old Town Square, nam. Jana Palacha, Charles Bridge, Kampa, the Memorial of the Victims of Communism, Lesser Town Square, Nerudova street, Hradcanske square, Prague Castle and the Chinese Embassy.

Between 17:00 and 17:40 there will be an official ceremony in the Old Town Square. The programme will continue with a concert of Czech musicians. You can also participate at the a candlelit vigil in front of the Chinese Embassy from 18:30 to 20:00. Czech marathon runners will bring the torch on a 230-km journey to Brno. The whole event is organized under the auspices of the Minister of Environment Martin Bursik.

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