Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Opposition parties announce protests in Republika Srpska

Opposition parties in Republika Srpska have announced protests on October 2nd in Krajina Square in Banja Luka, stressing that this will be the first in a series of protests demanding “RS and Banja Luka free”.

Party representatives called on citizens to come to the protest in as many numbers as possible to stop “the uncontrolled schizophrenic behavior of powerful people who want to destroy BN TV”.

As they stated, due to technical conditions, this TV station could soon be left without a terrestrial signal in a large part of BiH. By the way, BN TV is considered the public media of the opposition parties in this entity.

The Serbian Democratic Party (SDS), the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP), the People’s Democratic Alliance (DNS), the Socialist Party (SP) and the Justice and Order movement – Nebojša Vukanović – are organizing the protests.

SDS President Mirko Šarović said that he expected a large presence of citizens in the protests, when he would point out everything that caused the revolt, not only in the opposition parties, but also in the general public.

“We will not stop at a protest, it is a long process. “We will make clear demands to the authorities in the coming days,” ovarović added.

PDP President Branislav Borenovic said he “would clearly send a request for a free RS to a free Banja Luka”.

“We will say a lot about the suppression of media freedoms, the banning of the regime, the banning of tyranny. We want a normal, democratic, free society in which the same rules apply to everyone. There should be no acts of the regime. private companies that can do whatever they want “, stressed Borenović.

Nebojša Vukanovioi recalled that before the coronavirus pandemic, they held protests in various places in Republika Srpska, and noted that if there had been no pandemic, the outcome of the local elections would have been different.

“It’s time for people to react to the uncontrolled behavior of powerful people who want to destroy the most watched television and make room for the four new channels they are establishing,” Vukanovi tha said.

However, the director of the Communications Regulatory Agency, Draško Milinović, claims that no one wants to turn off the TV BN signal and that this will not happen. “It will be tragic and ridiculous when citizens see that this has not happened,” Milinov said.

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