“I feel sorry for these people,’’ says a Bosnian policeman on guard. ‘‘They remind me of the Bosnians when the war devastated our country.’’
The Guardian published a featured article on the plight of migrants on the Bosnian – Croatian border on November 14, 2018. Entitled ‘They didn’t give a damn’: first footage of Croatian police brutality, the article includes a video which The Guardian describes as ‘footage shows asylum seekers allegedly beaten by Croatian police’.
The video is part of a wider report by The Guardian, which has been looking into complaints from migrants in Bihac and Velika Kladusa about Croatian police brutality.
The video provoked plenty of online commentary on YouTube, with the three main sentiments being skepticism about the video, a lack of sympathy with the plight of the migrants, and strong support for the alleged actions of the Croatian police.
The Croatian Ministry of the Interior has responded to the article. Read more here.