Cut-outs hung up around country to remind people about crimes of the communist regime

The civic association Dekomunizace hung black paper cut-outs of human bodies from lamp posts, bridges and buildings in Prague, Hradec Králové and Jihlava on Tuesday morning to warn of the growing influence of the Communist party on Czech politics. The cut-outs, which look like hanged bodies, have the words ‘Went against the Communist Party’ written on them and are meant to symbolize more than 250 people who were executed for political reasons in communist Czechoslovakia. The association is worried that after this weekend’s elections the Communist party will play an even greater role in Czech politics. Its members are also concerned that the current Communist party has never distanced itself from the actions and crimes committed by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia between 1948 and 1989.

Author: Masha Volynsky