Protests in Sarajevo

This item appears on page 18 of the April 2014 issue.

On Feb. 5, factory workers in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, demonstrated outside the cantonal government building, as they had weekly for six months, protesting claims of government corruption, unpaid wages and a lack of jobs. When they attempted to forcibly enter the building, however, it sparked violence between them and the special police, inspiring antigovernment demonstrations in other parts of the country.

In Sarajevo, protesters fought police and set several government buildings on fire, including the presidential building. More than 130 people were injured during the protests, Feb. 5-9.