The protests, organized by the Rights and Freedoms initiative, were held in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Šibenik, and Osijek.
Croatians thus joined in protest walks held in some 40 countries worldwide under the slogan “World march for freedom, peace, and democracy.”
An announcement of the protest said the initiative was aimed at raising awareness of people’s role in decision-making, encouraging citizens to act, and creating a medium for educating citizens about their constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms.
The Croatian protestors rallied to express their dissatisfaction with restrictions imposed to fight the coronavirus epidemic. The protest organizers said they consider authoritarian and brought more harm than benefit.
The World March for Freedom, Peace, and Democracy was held in more than 100 cities in 40 countries today. Its organizers pointed to what they consider an unjustified imposition of epidemiological restrictions and that basic human rights are inalienable.
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