More than 150 people were wounded in Bosnia on Friday in the worst civil unrest in the country since the 1992-95 war as anger over the dire state of
the economy and political inertia boiled over.
Angry protesters set fire to part of the presidential palace in Sarajevo in protests over unemployment and corruption, as well as government buildings
in the capital Sarajevo, Tuzla and Zenica.
. . .
Local media said police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters in Sarajevo, where demonstrators stormed two government buildings
including a presidential office, setting them ablaze and smashing furniture. The palace fires were promptly put out but almost all the windows were
Presidential Palace In Bosnia Set On Fire As Riots Break Out Protesting 40% Unemployment www.zerohedge.com...
Well it appears as though things are heating up in the region.
Anyone in this region know what is going on according to local reports or able to translate local media?
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In protests being called the Bosnian Spring for the sheer depth of their intensity, unemployed youths, war veterans and disgruntled workers, among
others, set fire to government buildings in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, and across the country.
I was completely unaware of what was going on here, this could be big.
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I'm going to wager a bet that Europe's harder hit areas are starting to slowly galvanize. Greece, Ukraine, now Bosnia. I wish them luck, nothing
comes of idle hands & minds (something Americans could stand to comprehend...)
I do wonder, however. How many countries in protest will be the final straw for the camel over there?
So it appears the situation in Bosnia is cooling off since yesterday's firestorm.
Bosnia protests take peaceful turn after Friday's riots www.dw.de...
Hundreds protesting the country's rampant unemployment, which has nearly reached 40 percent, gathered in Sarajevo and several other cities on
Saturday. Stones were thrown at the home of the head of the cantonal government in the north-western city of Bihac, but the gatherings were otherwise
It came as a marked change from Friday, when at least 200 were injured and protesters stormed a number of government buildings across several cities,
with some of them set on fire. In Sarajevo, Bosnia's presidency building and the national archive were set alight. In Tuzla, where the protests began
on Wednesday, the regional parliament was torched.
Calm had returned somewhat on Saturday, with citizens in Tuzla returning to the street to sweep up rubble and broken glass from the riots. Despite the
resignation of the local government in the industrial city, however, the protesters are set to stick to their cause.
Many protestors seem to be pleased with their actions hoping they sent a message which will begin improving the situation.
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