February 07, 2014
TheSrpskaTimes

Protests by thousands of unpaid workers in northern Bosnia have spread to other parts of the country and have turned into a widespread discontent over unemployment and corruption.

The protests in Tuzla, which began Tuesday, are about an ongoing dispute involving four former state-owned companies that were privatized and later filed for bankruptcy.

Demonstrators have lobbed stones, eggs and flares at government headquarters, claiming authorities have stood by idly as several former state companies collapsed under privatization.

Throughout B&H, citizens have gathered to support the Tuzla workers, but also to protest against the countries large unemployment rate and politicians whom they accuse of being disconnected from citizen’s needs.

Protesters are urging other citizens to take their problems out on the streets.