Friday, September 11, 2009

Sopron Picnic

20 years ago the "Pan-European Picnic" was held on the Austrian-Hungarian border at Sopron to protest the Iron Curtain. During the picnic 600 East Germans used the opportunity to push through to the West, and significantly, were not shot at by Hungarian border guards. It was one of the main events which led to the fall of the Berlin wall.
Here's a video from CNN about it:

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