25 Feb '11, 12am

Anti-government protesters clash with police in Zagreb, Croatia - Channel NewsAsia

Anti-government protesters clash with police in Zagreb, Croatia - Channel NewsAsia

ZAGREB: Croatian police used tear gas on Thursday to disperse about 1,000 protesters who tried to approach the government building demanding resignation of Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor's cabinet. Heavy special police forces sealed off the St Marc square, in the central old part of the town, where the government building is located, to prevent the protesters from approaching it. Protesters threw stones and bottles on police who used tear gas to disperse those who tried to push their way through the cordon. Police later said in a statement that eleven protesters were detained. There were no information whether anyone was injured in the clashes. "Thieves, Thieves!" and "Jadranka Go Away!" chanted the protesters who gathered around 6:00 pm (1700 GMT) at the central square, as they marched through downtown Zagreb heading towards the government building. The protest was organis...

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