František Mikloško and Ján Čarnogurský
Prominent dissidents were the main organizers of the protest. This couple prepared official report about the convocation for the authorities. However, they could not take part in the manifestation itself as the police was halting them on that day. Later on, Čarnogurský became Slovak prime minister, nowadays he practices law. Mikloško is a Member of the Slovak Parliament.
Vladimír Jukl and Silvester Krčméry
The main activists of underground church, who promoted the candle manifestation among communities of believers. Security police prevented Jukl from taking part in the candle manifestation by citing him for twelve hours long interrogation. Krčméry was patrolled by the police in front of his house.
Executive vice-president of The World Slovak Congress and former hockey player. In September 1987, he suggested to organize protest assemblies for adherence of religious rights and freedoms in Czechoslovakia, which were to be held in front of the embassies of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic over the world. The idea was ascended by the representatives of the Slovak underground church, who came up with an idea to organize such a protest in Bratislava as well. The assemblies in front of the embassies did not take place after all, whereas the candle manifestation did.
He took a lead at the square instead of the detained organizers of the candle manifestation - František Mikloško and Ján Čarnogurský. Together with František Vikartovský, he launched the protest with prayer of rosary. Currently, he is a Member of the Slovak Parliament.
He was informing about the candle manifestation in the Voice of America broadcasting that became the main media of the undertaking. He was a priest, salesian, publicist and a theologian.
A catholic priest, who was returning the reports about the manifestation to the broadcasting station Voice of America. The secret police took legal proceedings against him for subverting of the republic. Nowadays is a provost in the parish of Žilina.
Owner of the flat, where gatherings of the catholic activists about the intended event took place.