A protest involving retired military personnel, which took place in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, turned into clashes with police. It is reported by Radio Slobodna Evropa.
The protesters gathered at the Parliament building and blocked the Central streets of Sarajevo. The special forces used to quell protesters with tear gas.
Local newspaper Nezavisne reported that in the process of clashes were injured about 50 veterans and four police officers. Five protesters were arrested.
Lawyer MiRNAs Yanovich with reference to the head of the Central police Department reported that the cases of two of the detainees will be transferred to the Prosecutor’s office. They are charged with causing bodily harm to police officers.
The reason of the protest of veterans became law on rights of veterans and members of their families, which the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina may not approve. Earlier, the two houses of Parliament have already voted for him, but had different wording, and the final version is not prepared so far.
Veterans call on lawmakers to convene and to adopt a single bill.
Earlier it was reported that police dispersed anti-government protests, which passes near the monument to Stefan cel Mare in chișinău (Moldova).