reply to post by freethinker123
If you read first post you will see that i wrote about 3 protests. First two protests didn't have anything to do with war veterans but still they did
call people to support war veterans on Saturday 26.2. Second protest was also violent and police said that it was provocated by 5 (five) hooligans. If
you watch few videos you will see that many older people fought with police too and that more than 5 persons was involved.
Third protest was organised by war veterans (and fourth, today in Split) but war veterans did not fight with the police.
Media is trying to show this as nationalist / rightist protest and maybe even i would agree in the past but not today...why? Because right winged
parties ("Pravaši",HSP, HČSP...) had their protests not so long time ago and almost noone supported them. Not even 100 people came! They protested
against EU, against prosecution of war veterans, against gay pride and so on...but noone supported them!
Of course they did support this protest of war veterans but they didn't organise it. Right winged parties don't have any real power in Croatia! Not
War veterans supported ruling party HDZ (which was considered to be right winged) just year or two ago but like i already wrote, that is not a case
anymore. So i think i eliminated all right winged parties. My point is: i don't believe that right winged parties are behind this protests.
Also my opinion is that first two protest had more left winged people then right. I have to agree that last one (and the biggest one) could have
more right winged people
. But like i wrote before, i believe it doesn't really matter. Because noone is trying to get another party on the top
instead of HDZ. On all those protests i only heard shouts against current prime minister Jadranka Kosor and government. I didn't hear even single
shout in favour of any other party or ideology.
True, while fighting police many protesters did shout things like "Fight for your nation" but i didn't see that like right or left winged shout. I saw
that like shout from and for all people in Croatia.
Little bit more about war:
It's still very hard topic to talk about. I never pointed my finger and said who is guilt and who is not. But in this case i stand on side of croatian
veteran Tihomir Purda. War is a bad thing itself but i believe there are those who fight from moral and honorable reason and those who want blood. In
case of Vukovar im on the side of Tihomir Purda. Many, many band things happened from both sides but i do believe that croatian soldiers who defended
Vukovar are good people. They defended their city when almost everyone else "forgot" about them. Personally i believe Vukovar was lost because
politicians sold it.
Maybe i am wrong about Purda and Vukovar but i am sure that protesters didn't attack police because of him. They attacked police because they are
unhappy with everything else in this country.
I understand what you want to say. Well we can only hope protests will become more oganised. I hope we meet on one of them
Thats sounds very interesting. I Would like to read more about it!
edit on 27-2-2011 by dario86 because: (no reason given)