1000’s of individuals cycled by means of Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana on Friday to protest towards the federal government.
They accused Prime Minister Janez Jansa of utilizing the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to limit freedoms.
They’ve alleged that Mr Jansa is trying to extend police powers, inciting hatred towards migrants, and making private assaults on journalists.
Slovenia enforced a strict lockdown in response to Covid-19 in mid-March, however eased some measures two weeks in the past.
Thus far, the nation has confirmed 1,450 instances of the illness and 100 deaths.
The BBC’s Man De Launey says Ljubljana is a biking metropolis, so protesting on two wheels made good sense and likewise allowed individuals to look at social-distancing measures.
For probably the most half, it was a peaceful and good-natured affair, our correspondent provides. However the riders did chant slogans towards the prime minister, together with “thieves” and “down with the federal government”.
Environmental organisations joined the protest. They’ve mentioned the federal government has inserted clauses into emergency laws which might block NGOs from consultations about building initiatives.
The federal government has denied any wrongdoing.
— to www.bbc.com