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Privitization Sparks Anti-Government Protests in Bosnia
February 7, 2014 3:02 PM   Subscribe

Demonstrators in Bosnia-Hercegovina have set fire to government buildings, in the worst unrest since the end of the 1992-95 war. The unrest began in Tuzla earlier in the week, with protests over the closure and sale of factories which had employed most of the local population. The protests are about an ongoing workers’ dispute involving four former state-owned companies that were privatized and later filed for bankruptcy.

On Thursday, clashes between police and demonstrators in Tuzla injured more than 130 people, including 104 police officers.
posted by stoneweaver (3 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
clashes between police and demonstrators in Tuzla injured more than 130 people, including 104 police officers.

Wow, that's not a ratio you often see.
posted by Hoopo at 3:19 PM on February 7 [5 favorites]


former state-owned companies that were privatized and later filed for bankruptcy

How very '90s Argentina of them. YOU AREN'T SUPPOSED TO IMITATE US, PEOPLE. Ugh.
posted by Iosephus at 5:29 PM on February 7 [3 favorites]


Wow, that's not a ratio you often see.

Bosnia has an unusual amount of people trained to fight.
posted by jaduncan at 12:50 AM on February 8 [3 favorites]


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