STA, 17 July 2020 - Anti-government protests were held in several Slovenian cities for the 13th week running on Friday. The messages remained broadly the same.
In Ljubljana people flocked to Prešeren Square to protest "reign of terror and dictatorship", as an invitation posted in one of the largest protest groups on Facebook said.
The protest culminated with a "people's assembly" in a bid to formulate clearer demands.
In previous weeks anti-government protesters were disrupted by counter-protests staged by a pro-government group that calls itself "Yellow Vests" whose members wear high visibility vests.
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This time the group, some of whose members were outed by leftist media as supporters of Neonazi causes, decided to eschew protesting.
Instead they announced they would mix in with the crowd and covertly snap pictures and films of as many anti-government protesters as possible in order to identify and out them.
There was however a sort of anti-protest prompted by the actions of an individual who last week heckled an accordion player who is a famous permanent presence at Prešeren Square.
Several dozen accordion players gathered there today in support playing Slovenian tunes.
V Ljubljano smo pripeljali harmonikarje iz vse Slovenije v podporo harmonikarju Marku, nad katerim so se prejšnji teden znesli protestniki. Da se Ljubljančani spomnijo slovenskih korenin... pic.twitter.com/uHzSAGyJLV— Primož Jelševar (@primozjelsevar) July 17, 2020