Hundreds took to the streets in the Croatian capital Zagreb in protest on Friday, to demonstrate their anger over how the country is being controlled. The group, led by the movement Occupy Croatia, gathered on the city’s main square to “defend the good of the country” and protest over the privatisation of Croatia, in particular its banks.
The protestors, led by the chants: “Everyone on the streets”, and “Zoran (Milanovic, Prime Minister) sell your own, don’t touch Croatia’s,” made their way in file to the parliament buildings in the old town before being intercepted by a police barricade.
After two attempts to get in front of parliament were foiled by police, the group continued on to the headquarters of current ruling political party the Social Democratic Party (SDP) , before heading to the headquarters of former ruling party the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).
Protests were also held in the cities of Split, Slavonski Brod and Rijeka.