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Bosnia

Sarajevo, Other Bosnian Cities Calm After Protests

Sarajevo and other Bosnian cities were rocked by violent protests on february 7.
Sarajevo and other Bosnian cities were rocked by violent protests on february 7.
By RFE/RL's Balkan Service
SARAJEVO -- Sarajevo and other Bosnian cities wracked by fierce protests in recent days have remained quiet despite fears that violence could resume.

Firefighters in Sarajevo are still trying to try to put out flames in the headquarters of the capital’s cantonal government, which was set alight along with the presidential building on February 7.

Police say that 144 police and 20 civilians have been injured in three-days of unrest that have rocked Sarajevo and the northern city of Tuzla and which also spread on February 7 to Bihac, Zenica, and Banja Luka.

Twelve of the police have been hospitalized.


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The protestors accuse government officials of corruption and of doing little to help the country's economy.

Bosnia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, with more than 40 percent of the population listed as unemployed or underemployed.

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  • The Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, saw some of the worst violence, with protesters clashing with police and setting fire to government buildings and a number of vehicles. 
  • Some of the worst clashes occurred in the northern city of Tuzla.
  • The violence also spread to other towns and cities in Bosnia, including Mostar. 

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