jueves, 30 de julio de 2015

July 30: Today is the anniversary of the First Defenestration of Prague in which a crowd of Hussites killed seven members of the Board who were threw out the windows of the municipal building in 1419.



On Friday, 31st July 2009, the city district of Prague held a unique event commemorating for the first time in history the 1419 incident known as the First Defenestration of Prague.

The Hussites were a Christian movement that followed the teachings from Czech reformer Jan Hus who was one of the forerunners of the Protestant Reformation.



July 30, 1419: A crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the city



That move was altered by social issues and national awareness of the need to end the feudal system. Some protesters were arrested and his colleagues called for the immediate release in exchange receiving the refusal of the authorities.




The first defenestration in Prague


The result was taking the building by demonstrators who went to the offices of the mayor and began to throw the deputies through the window.


The First Defenestration of Prague

The verb “defenestrate” means to throw (a person or thing) out of a window.



Praguers have a unique way of expressing political displeasure… they chuck you out a window.