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War Veteran Protesters Spend Night in St. Mark’s Church

stmarksA group of Croatian homeland war veterans have spent the night hold up in the capital’s most famous Church after they moved their protest to St. Mark’s square outside government offices on Thursday…

For the past 8 months the veterans have been protesting in front of the War Veterans’ Affairs Ministry, demanding that the current government make legal changes to give them improved benefits. They also want the Veterans Minister Predrag Matić sacked from his position.

On Thursday the group moved their protest outside the government’s offices in St. Mark’s square. Leader of the Association of Fully Disabled Homeland War Veterans, Djuro Glogoski, said the veterans would remain there until Prime Minister Zoran Milanović received them for talks. Milanović did not surface on Thursday and the group remained on the square until 10pm, when according to the law, police moved them on. The protesters moved only a few metres to St. Mark’s Church, where they spent the night.

The veterans from Croatia’s war of independence, many of whom with 100% disabilities, will continue their protest outside government offices today until they get their meeting with the PM.

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