Anti-communist rally on Letna Plain

May Day is a state holiday in the Czech Republic and public events and rallies are being held in towns and cities across the country. Several hundred people gathered on Prague's Letna Plain, formerly the site of communist May Day parades, to attend an open air anti-communist gathering organized by the Confederation of Political Prisoners. The all-day event included debates with former political prisoners, photo exhibitions documenting the crimes of communism and a concert featuring, among others, the Plastic People of the Universe. The event is being held under the motto "No more communism, no more fascism, no more dictatorship". Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek made a brief appearance at the gathering.