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    Posted February 7, 2014 by
    Draga01
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    Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Bosnia in flames!

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Protests over high unemployment rates in central Bosnia-Herzegovina escalated on Friday when some government buildings were set on fire. Draga01 was there and told me, 'Today the situation escalated and a huge mass of people in every city of the country is setting government buildings on fire, breaking in, destroying property and stoning everything is site. Protesters are blocking the fire brigade to move in and put the fires out, EMS vehicles are also being stopped and tear gas is thrown in every direction. They are moving toward the Ministry of Interior buildings, Town Halls and everything that has a connotation of power.' An official with the government of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina told CNN, 'The building of the local government (Canton of Sarajevo) was at the centre of protests and several parts of it were also set on fire. The police forces were confronting protesters and there is a number of injured taken to local hospitals. The injured include both protesters and policemen.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    For the third day in the row, nation wide demonstrations in Bosnia are escalating. Government buildings of all levels are broken into and in flames in every city of the country. Wide spread grave economic conditions left the demonstrators with next to no choices. There are dozens of injured both on police authorities and civilian sides. Many government officials are resigning as the day is winding down. Twenty years after the war, the streets in Bosnia are yet again, not safe.
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