Friday, 6 April 2012

The Edge supports the campaign to honor Vaclav Havel

The Edge is giving its support to the leading Czech and international artists to honor the great playwright and politician Vaclav Havel. Czech writers, filmmakers and actors led by documentary filmmaker and producer Fero Fenic Olga Sommerova have started a grassroots campaign - backed by international figures such as Joan Baez and Peter Gabriel - calling for the airport in Prague to be renamed "Airport Vaclav Havel."
Over 80,000 people have signed the online petition supporting the idea and now the government is indicating in favor of the motion as a tribute to Havel and his unique role in history.

The playwright and dissident anti-communist, who died last December, was arrested by the totalitarian rulers of the country before the "Velvet Revolution" without shedding of blood, 1989. He was elected the last president of Czechoslovakia and first president of the Czech Republic. With the support of 25 countries, signatories include the opera director Ladislav Stros, singer Peter Yarrow, Brent Hansen of MTV Europe, playwrights Tom Stoppard and Christopher Hampton, and Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones.

If you want to join this campaign, sign here:

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