Pozega Resident Flies Yugoslav Flag, Neighbours Call Police

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a Pozega resident (male, 47 years of age) recently displayed and flew the flag of the former Yugoslavia on his own house in the town of Jaksic near Pozega, as reported by the Pozega-Slavonia County police, who found out about this after his neighbours made them aware of it.

The police say that the 47-year-old “insulted the moral feelings of the people of Pozega” by flying the controversial flag of a now extinguished country that still has people across Croatia and indeed the rest of the immediate region deeply divided.

The 47-year-old Pozega resident will be charged with a misdemeanor under the Law on Offenses against Public Order and Peace.

Republic Day (Dan Republike) was a holiday in the former Yugoslavia that was celebrated on November the 29th each year. It marked the anniversary of the second session of the AVNOJ (Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia/Antfasisticko vijece narodnog oslobodjenja Jugoslavije) on November the 29th, 1943, when representatives of the partisan resistance movement proclaimed the federal structure of Yugoslavia and the constitutional assembly on that same date in 1945.

Republic Day ceased to be celebrated with the dissolution of the fomer Yugoslavia, and celebrating it in Croatia today, at least if giant flags are involved, might just see the police come knocking at your door, as well.

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