The Cartoonist

A Soviet soldier, decorated with hammers and sickles, stands holding a rifle. On one shoulder a man stands holding a Czech flag and a banner reading Czechoslovakia’s 50th Anniversary, and before the soldier stands a sign reading: Anti-Soviet Demonstrations will not be tolerated. By order – Kosygin. The man on the soldier’s shoulder is shouting ‘Go Home!’ into the soldier’s ear, and the words emerge from a cloud out of the other ear.

Voice of defiance!

The Herald, 29 August 1968

Demonstrations were taking place in Czechoslovakia on Independence Day (28 August), in the aftermath of a Soviet invasion.