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A 55 year old man in the Pilsen area shot and killed a man who broke into his house this Wednesday night. The law enforcement is still trying to figure out if it was justified or not. The Czech Republic doesn’t have an explicit “stand your ground law” like in the United States, but they do have similar laws and culture for gun ownership and the use of firearms. Sometimes, there are grey areas that warrant debate or investigation. Ivana Jelínková, spokeswoman for the police said of the event that: “We won’t fully comment on the case at this stage. Criminal proceedings are still in progress on the suspicion of committing the crime of personal injury causing death.” The incidentRead more.

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Archaeologists are examining the remnants of an old forced labour camp from the Communist regime.  Since January, members of the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences in Prague have been investigating the site since it was discovered during the construction of a new water reservoir. Jan Hasil of the Institute described some of the main components of the site to Czech Radio Plus. “This area is laid out to show the remnants of one of the residential houses within the labor camp. Almost nothing has survived. Like with most of these types of facilities, it was destroyed by the same regime that built it. They usually took great care in erasing the traces of these facilities.” Many ofRead more.

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The cobblestones of Old Town Square have been painted with nearly 25 thousand white crosses in memory of the people who have died from COVID-19. They make their mark exactly one year since the first person was infected by the disease. The commemoration was organized by the Million Moments for Democracy Association. Benjamin Roll, president of the activist group, announced on Twitter that the crosses represent the people who died “needlessly,” because of carelessness on behalf of the government. “Many of them died needlessly. The fault lies on the government for these wasted lives, which prioritizes its business over its citizens. The government can’t be held responsible for COVID-19, but it can be for needlessly wasted lives,” he said. TheRead more.