Joan Baez calls Havel and Mandela pillars of 20th century

The former president Vaclav Havel is known for his liking of Rock music, and he got a very nice present when he went to the Trencin festival – the U.S. folk singer Joan Baez said Vaclav Havel and Nelson Mandela are the moral pillars of the 20th century.

Baez is a 67 yo human rights activist, who remembers how it looked like in the communist Czechoslovakia first hand – she was concerting in 1989 before the Velvet Revolution. She met Havel than – Havel carried her guitar there. He later commented that the police recognised him, but didn’t arrest him, because it seemed bad to them to arrest Joan Baez’s servant. Back in 1989, she was courageous enough to pronounce her disagreement with the regime. Now, after all those years, she praises Havel for what he have done for the world.

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