More than one thousand come out to greet and express support for the Dalai Lama

Around 1,000 people, some of them carrying Tibetan flags or placards reading Free Tibet, came to Prague's Hradčany Square on Monday to welcome Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who arrived in the capital to attend the 20th Forum 2000, founded by former president Václav Havel. Speaking to the public, the Dalai Lama paid homage to the late former leader and his friend and called on people to preserve his legacy. Although Mr Havel died in 2011, the Dalai Lama expressed the conviction that his ideas and ideals would live on.