Protest of solidarity with Zagreb quake victims held



Zagreb, 150620.
Inicijativa Zagreb te zove, Dario Jurican i Zelena akcija organizirali su prosvjednu akciju Zagreb u epicentru na Trgu bana Jelacica i Ilici. Akcijom se trazi rjesavanje problema gradjana i gradjanki ciji su domovi nastradali u potresu.Akcija je usmjerena i protiv politike HDZ-a i Milana Bandica.
Na fotografiji: Dario Jurican.
Foto: Dragan Matic / CROPIX
Dragan Matic / CROPIX

A solidarity protest called "Zagreb in the Epicentre" was held in the capital's main square on Monday to demand that the problems of people whose homes were damaged in the March 22 earthquake be resolved.

The protest was organised by the Zagreb Is Calling You initiative, filmmaker and former presidential candidate Dario Jurican and the Green Action. 

Despite the bad weather, the protest drew about 200 people disgruntled with the fact that, two and a half months since the 5.5 magnitude quake, there is still no real solution for dealing with the damage.

The protesters held pieces of mortar and valuables destroyed in the quake, demanding to be enabled to lead a dignified life as soon as possible.

Organisers said the protest was held because of the bad policy of the ruling HDZ party and Mayor Milan Bandic, claiming they left citizens in the lurch.

In their invitation to the protest, they said the government must adopt urgent measures to deal with the damage, including favourable bank loans for businesses and households, and that the measures should remain in force until the next parliament adopted a law on the reconstruction of Zagreb.