Protests increase throughout Prague. The Velvet Revolution is about to begin.
A peaceful student demonstration is violently disrupted by the police.
Havel forms the Civic Forum, a revolutionary organization open to all who wish to join it.
Prime Minister Adamec meets with the Civic Forum, though he refuses entrance to Havel.
Haveladdresses a crowd of 20,000 from a balcony over Wencelas Square. The Civic Forum chooses a theater called Laterna Magika as its headquarters.
Prime Minister Adamec meets with Havel, then appears with Havel and former Czech leader Alexander Dubcek in front of an audience of one million at Letna Plain. Adamec is booed and hissed, until he is forced to retreat.
Havelrequests a larger headquarters for the Civic Forum. They move to the building of Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship on Wenceslas Square.
Adamec resigns as Prime Minister.
The Civic Forum nominates Havel as president. Havel is reluctant.
Havel appears on television and announces he would accept the presidency, but only until free elections can be held.
Disturbing the Peace, a book which records an extended conversation between Havel and Karel Hvizdala (a Czech journalist living in Bonn, Germany), is released. The publisher, Melantrich, has put together and released the book in an unprecedented ten days.
Havel is unanimously elected President of Czechoslovakia by the parliament.