03 Mar '11, 1am

Thousands protest in Croatia - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

Thousands protest in Croatia - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

ZAGREB: Several thousand anti-government protestors, mostly young people, marched through the Croatian capital on Wednesday demanding conservative Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor to step down. It was another in a series of anti-government protests, organised on Facebook, since late February with demonstrators accusing the government of corruption and mismanaging the economy. The protestors initially marched through downtown Zagreb without incident, four days after violent clashes between demonstrators and police left dozens injured. However, late Wednesday the protestors burned a flag of the European Union, which Croatia aspires to join, and a flag of the main opposition Social Democrats, commercial Nova television reported. They also tore up a flag of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ). "We will finish what we have started. ... The corrupt government will have to fa...

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