STA, 31 March 2021 - Between 200 and 300 people gathered in front of the Presidential Palace on the eve of Slovenia's third lockdown protesting restrictions aiming to limit the spread of coronavirus. They believe that some of the restrictions which are to be in place between 1 and 11 April are illogical, irrational and even bizarre.
The protest brought together members of several civil initiatives, including those representing education workers, parents and hospitality workers, among others.
Ahead of the protest, the initiatives said that they wanted to let politicians know that they had had enough of human rights violations, lies, manipulations, and destruction of people and the economy.
"Since when does care for health involve repression?" one of the speakers at the rally wondered.
They demand that President Borut Pahor start taking action and the Constitutional Court decide on review requests pertaining to the restrictions.
The protest received support also from the trade union of taxi drivers. They planned a protest against legislation allowing Uber to enter Slovenia, which the parliamentary Infrastructure Committee was scheduled to discuss tomorrow, but the session was postponed due to lockdown.