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Impromptu Demonstrations in Ljubljana

I just realized I haven’t posted here since the last time local police put on their Robocop riot gear. It’s been a busy week, my apologies.

This was in front of Slovenian Parliament here in Ljubljana a few hour ago. An impromptu demonstration began to take shape around 5 pm in nearby Congress Square, mainly to support the 10,000 demonstrators in Maribor, Slovenia’s second largest city, who took to the streets yesterday demanding the resignation of their mayor, who is drowning in corruption charges and criminal investigations. Some police reacted with force, protesters said the demonstrations would spread to other parts of the country. They were right.

Crowd estimates ranged from 1,500 to 2,000 here tonight. With the exception of a few eggs and beer cans that were thrown –what a waste!– all was peaceful. Protesters lowered the flag in Republic Square, across the street from Parliament, to half mast. Another demonstration is being planned for Friday to protest the center-right government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa.

A few more pics below.

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3 Comments

  1. November 28, 2012 at 12:31 am — Reply

    Do you think the protests will make a difference, especially in the case of the corrupt mayor?

  2. [...] Impromptu Demonstrations in Ljubljana [...]

  3. [...] peaceful. Police stationed near Parliament were relaxed –certainly much more than they were on Tuesday – some of them exchanging banter and conversation with demonstrators. Many were wearing [...]

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