Prague doesn't, but Melnik wants the gift from Sarkozy

Melnik, the city in central Bohemia, especially its mayor have spoken, they would be proud to have the unwanted statue of Jan Palach. The three and a half metre tall bronze monument depicting postmodern impression of the Czech freedom fighter who self-immolated as a protest against Russian despotism in 1969.

Nicolas Sarcosy wanted to bring it as a gift, however Prague representatives said they don’t have a place anywhere in Prague. The leader of Czech diplomacy Karel Schwarzenberg suggested it would stay in France, the name Dijon came in debate.

The mayor of Melnik Miroslav Neuman stated they planned a monument for Palach close to the grammar school where Palach studied. He said they wanted to make a one, but if there is one already, they would accept it. It is now being negotiated.