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More riots in Europe!

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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 06:40 AM
Yesterday more than 10,000 people protested in Zagreb.
Protests were peaceful but police managed to provocate one smaller fight so they arrested 7 people. Still there is no real leader of this protest. Protesters started walking towards St. Marks square while Ivan Pernar was speaking so they interrupted him. So there goes theory of some people that he is the leader.
We went towards St. Marks square two times but we were stopped by police both times. We also protested in front of headquarters of HDZ two times, in front of national television and radio "HRT" because they said there's only 1,500 protesters (while there was more then 10000 protesting) and in front of few other building related with media and ruling party. We blocked many main streets in Zagreb for some time but other people that were just passing by in cars or looking from windows showed support for us.

Few pictures:


I saw many "left" and "right" flanked people but at this moment everyone is really united and government is trying to ruin that unity. I don't really think they will succeed in that because people are aware of their attempts.
Next protest in Zagreb is at Sunday, 16:00.

Today about 1,500 people gathered in Varaždin.

More protest will happen today:
Rijeka, Hotel Kontinental, 19:00
Koprivnica, main square, 17:00
Split, Riva, 18:00
Zadar, 12:00
Virovitica, King Tomislava square, 10:00
Osijek, Ante Starčevića square 18:00
Slavonski Brod 12:00

I need help keeping this topic alive. Real protest are just starting not ending!

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 05:45 AM
Again about 8,000 to 10,000 people protested on streets of Zagreb.
Next protests is on Tuesday and protests will continue.

Finally something about this on international media:

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 08:09 AM
Maybe you should open another thread titled: "Uprising in Croatia'', or something like that since this thread has obviously died...

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 12:30 PM
Yes, i think ill do that in next few days.

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 05:15 PM
I am paying attention, I just don't have anything to contribute.

Good to know the protests are continuing.

posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 05:18 PM
Mass demonstrations in Birkenhead, Wirral today, where people stormed a court and lay in front of police vans...

posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 05:43 PM
Short summary:
22.02.2011. -Zagreb, 300-500 protesters - peaceful
24.02.2011. -Zagreb, 2000-3000 protesters - peaceful
    -Zagreb, 15000 - 20000 protesters - riots
    -Osijek 1500-2000 protesters - smaller incidents
    -Šibenik 200-300 protesters - peaceful

27.02.2011. -Split 500-1000 protesters - peaceful
28.02.2011. -Zagreb, 1000-1500 protesters - peaceful
    - Zagreb, 7000-9000 protesters - peaceful
    - Split 500-1000 protesters - peaceful

04.03.2011. -Zagreb, 9000-10500 protesters - peaceful
    -Varaždin, 2000 protesters - peaceful
    -Rijeka, 500-1000 protesters - peaceful
    -Koprivnica, 500-1000 protesters - peaceful
    -Split, 1000 protesters - peaceful
    -Osijek, 1000-1500 protesters - peaceful
    +some protesters in Pula, Zadar, Virovitica, Slavonski brod

06.03.2011. -Zagreb, 8000-10000 protesters - peaceful
07.03.2011. -Čakovec, 500-800 protesters - peaceful
08.03.2011. -Zagreb, 7000-8000 protesters - peaceful

Few facts:
-more than 70% of people living in Croatia supports protests
-ONLY 13% of people supports government
-more than 82% of people thinks that government is responsible for riots and protests
edit on 8/3/11 by dario86 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 11:13 AM
Watch this Croatian protests remix.

Fights with police, man climbing on statue of ban Jelačić (main square), protesters on main square and streets, pulling down EU flag and more action.

posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 12:17 PM
Nice video and music

posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 03:06 PM
Today about 1000 people protested in Vinkovci (town with population of 35,000).
Protests were peaceful.

More and more Croats are waking up!
Politicians are getting really nervouse

Tomorrow is new protests in Zagreb.

posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 07:14 PM
I'm also still listening / reading.
Good to see that protests are ongoing. Could you mention some more about the demands of protestors? Or if there isn't a demand if you could translate some of the banners that people are carrying?
I'm just interested in knowing the motives of the protestors, have some of them lost their jobs, are some of them public workers who have been told they will lose their jobs? And so on.

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 12:05 PM
livestream from Zagreb dont miss this!
edit on 10-3-2011 by stavis because: edit

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 12:28 PM
this is a second livestream from zagreb DONT MISS! html

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 12:41 PM
Lots of police movment in and around the people at this moment!
So far no problems and everything seems normal

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 06:33 PM
reply to post by freethinker123

It's nice to see that people still read this topic

Protests are still disorganized. There's no real leader yet (even Ivan Pernar that wanted to take this place was "removed" by the protesters). Still I read many forums, facebook and twitter pages and there are few demands that stood out as most repeated ones.

Demands (that must be fulfilled as soon as possible):
- Whole government and "political set" that is ruling this country must leave peacefully
- New elections for parliament and assignment of new government
- Public access to list of all voters and war veterans. So that elections could be transparent because so far they weren't (even dead people voted for ruling party

- Maximal number of mandates for parliament should be reduced down to 2. So that new political elite can't be created and that they can't rule for next few decades.
- Politicians have to care more about country and what's best for it and not about themselves and their parties
- Referendums should be used more often for important decisions (direct democracy!)
- Number of parliament members should be reduced to 70-80. Minorities should be treated equally without privileges
- To eliminate corruption
- Revision of privatization and transformation of country. Commission of foreign specialists should be formed for this task
- Decentralization and forming up to max. 5 economical zones in Croatia (now we have 21
- Stop selling of national resources, goods, banks... ( I would say that we already sold most of it
- Change agreement with church. Citizens shouldn't be obligated to pay taxes that go to Church.
and so on...

These aren't official demands but they are most repeated on internet forums and social networks. Also, sorry for my bad translation. Im not very familiar with some political and economic terms in English.

There many banners. Few examples:
"We don't need leaders to make decisions. Direct democracy!"
"I love Croatia. NO to EU"
in English: "Go away day after yesterday" - our prime minister Jadranka barely speaks English so people make fun of here
"Thieves go away"
"We have thousands of reasons but one demand. Jaca go away!" - Jaca is nickname for our prime minister
"This is history. # books and classes, they sold our country while kissing the flag!"
"We want to work!"
"HEP, waters, woods, healthcare, education... Against privatization. Against capitalism and EU"
"We want elections!"
"Shepherd Jaca" - while other politicians and EU are shown like her sheep
"Follow your idol Ivo Sanader" - Ivo Sanader is ex prime minister and he is in the prison at the moment
"Go away already"
"Social equality for everyone!"
"Šeks you drunkard!"
"Hebrang = Pinocchio"
"330 000 unemployed, 70 000 working without payment. We had it enough!"
"Hooligans are in parliament!"
And so on. Many of them are rude and insulting for all politicians.

Today about 5,000 - 6,000 people protested in front of biggest banks in Croatia and cathedral! At one moment they made "human chain" and hugged our national bank to protect it from international bankers and our politicians.
It's interesting to see that protesters realize that banks also stole a lot from us and that church is working in favor of our politicians.
edit on 10/3/11 by dario86 because: grammar

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 08:00 AM
I am an American of British and Dutch descent. I am not an ethnic Croat or Serb. My belief is Communism and the Russian Revolution were engineered primarily to reduce the population of Russia, which was becoming too strong. People are being screwed intentionally. It would be better for Croatia to stay out of the EU. Good luck on your protests, and those in Greece and Ireland. Just be very careful, as protest movements can be hijacked.

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 08:53 AM
reply to post by Matt1951

You are absolutely right, thank you.

Yesterday about 6000-8000 people protested in Zagreb and about 500-700 in Varaždin.
Few hundred people gathered in few other cities too (Koprivnica, Virovitica...)
Video from Zagreb:

Also check video in this thread.

edit on 13/3/11 by dario86 because: fixed link

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 08:56 AM
Croatia is still protesting.
On 14. March about 5000-6000 people went on streets of Zagreb. Yeah thats less then on few last protests but one big protests is announced for 19. March so i expect that number of protesters will raise.

HERE you can find more details about protests in past. Also these are announced protests so far:

Date: 16. 3.
City / place / hour
Dubrovnik, Pile, 18 h
Split, Riva , 18 h
Rijeka, Hotel Kontinental, 18 h
Pula, Trg Portarata, 18 h
Karlovac, Ban Jelačića square, 19 h

Date: 17. 3.
Zagreb, Cvjetni trg, 18 h

Date: 19. 3.
Čakovec , 11 h
Virovitica, King Tomislava square, 14 h
Vinkovci, 18 h
Varaždin, Korzo, 18 h
Rijeka, Hotel Kontinental, 16 h
Pula, Trg Portarata, 18 h
Split, Riva, 18 h
Sisak, Veliki Kaptol, 18 h
Labin, Kature, 18 h
Koprivnica, Zrinski square, 18 h
Šibenik, Cathedral of st. Jakov, 18 h
Zadar, Branimir, 18 h
Osijek, Ante Starčevića square, 18 h
Zagreb, Ban Jelačića square, 18 h

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