"Don't lie to us!" they
shouted. "An swer the questions!" Packed into a Prague
ballroom for a rally of the Communist Youth League, the audience was
in a belligerent mood. For more than five hours, about 2,000 people
grilled leading Communist officials and writers, hooted and stamped
their feet when the responses were not to their liking.
At 66 district party meetings across Czechoslovakia, other comrades
hissed the speakers, clamored to be heard and demanded to know the
names of those who had opposed reforms within the party. Throughout the
country last week, the tides of liberalization churned ahead...
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