On 19. 05. about 10.000 students disagreeing with new reform by Slovenian goverment, gathered in Ljubljana. The plan is to lower the maximum limit of income for working students.
First gathering started at abou 1pm, at Prešernov trg, and then demonstrations continued to the street in front of a parliamental building. Infrastructure was protected by riot police forces and fence corridor was set for it’s protection. Angry with current situation in Slovenian politics, protesters,chanting anti-goverment stating, first started to engage police forces. Some of them later threw rocks, eggs and bottles, even molotov was thrown at the windows of parliamental bulding, and targeted policemen. They dispersed attackers with some pepper spray. Last of the protesters were keeping up until 7pm.
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“Policemen protecting parliamental bulding, comfronting a rageous protesters”
“Flying glass bottle thrown by some protester, aimed at policemen. Students didn’t choose their objects to throw, they grabed anything close to the hand”
“Young protester is deflected back to the crowd by a punch with a police shield. Many of students engaged police forces with spitting, and throwing random objects they picked up.”
“Stickers saying “Grandma, will you lend me a working pass?” are poped to the shileds”
“Policeman observes flaming bush wich was set on fire by molotov”
“Guard stands in front of the enterance to the parliament building. Windows and statues are damaged with stones.”
“Angry protester throws a granite brick, which he pulled from the ground, and throws it in the building”
“Demonstrations involved much engagments of police forces and rioters. Some of students rebeliously attacks steel fence which was set for protection, and trying to hit policeman standing behind”
“Last flames rise up from the trash bin set on fire, and parliamental building in the background, protected by riot police”
“Police officer lends a hand to the girl who fell on the ground and was controlled by a police dog, still holding her leg”
“Couple kisses and showes some love to neutralize all the agressive mood in the air”
“Police reinforcmentes are dispached in line, to protect the area after protest was finished”
“Worker cleans up damaged and dirty statues, while the glass on the enterance door to parliament, below, remains broken.”