Czechoslovakia: Tightening Rule

All forms of political protest are now strictly forbidden in Czechoslovakia, but the people still find ways to express their sentiments. In a cacophony of defiance, workers in some Prague factories last week tootled the plant whistles at odd hours as a gesture of their dis pleasure with the regime's repressive ac tions. Leaflets were surreptitiously dis tributed in Prague calling for non-violent demonstrations on August 21, the first anniversary of the Soviet invasion.

All across the country, thousands of Communist Party members have found another effective form of dissent: they have stopped paying their party dues.

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