July 11, 2020 — Split’s Mayor Andro Krstulović Opara was attacked last night.
Split Mayor Andro Krstulović Opar,53, was attacked Friday night at 8 p.m. by two young men who first insulted him and then hit him. The mayor reportedly did not seek medical help.
Authorities arrested a man and launched a criminal investigation into the incident, which took place on Solurat Street, the Split-Dalmatia Police Department reported.
Opara announced on his Facebook profile that there is no reason for concern and that if it was someone other than him, probably this incident would not be worth mentioning.
“Good people, thank you for caring,” he wrote. “ I’m fine and nothing terrible has happened. If anyone else had been in my place this wouldn’t have been any news. It’s not worth mentioning.”
At the same time, politicians from across the political spectrum in the city of Split condemned the incident, from the Social Democrats to the Smart party.
The Split SDP also spoke out against the attack on Opar.
“We unreservedly and strongly condemn the attack on the mayor of our city, Andro Krstulović Opar,” said Goran Kotur, president of the SDP in Split. “We believe that the agenda of the Split City Council session should include a discussion on the report of the Split-Dalmatia Police Administration on the security situation in the city of Split. At a thematic session on the security situation in Split, the council decided that this topic would be on the agenda in the second quarter of each year.”