NGOs Hold Performance on 1st Anniversary of Large Protest against Bandić

By 2 February 2021

ZAGREB, 2 February, 2021 - Several civil society associations held a performance on Monday in Zagreb's main square to mark the 1st anniversary of the large protest rally against Mayor Milan Bandić, and announced that similar performances would be conducted every ten days until the local election, due to be in late May.

The NGOs told the media that they wanted to recall the biggest ever protest rally held against the Zagreb mayor Bandić, which attracted more than 20,000 protesters.

With the emergence of COVID-19 and the earthquake that struck Zagreb on 22 March the performances were halted, however, now that the May local election is drawing closer they decided to once again relaunch the performances to call citizens to go to the polls particularly those who have until now abstained and to tell Bandić "enough is enough" and remove him from power.

The NGOs called out Bandić, who is under investigation by the USKOK office for suppression of corruption and organised crime, for his non-transparent work and alleged graft cases.

At the protest rally a year ago disgruntled protesters accused Bandić of corruption,and criticised him for his proposed urban and waste management plans and so on.

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