Hundreds of people rallied in Zagreb’s main square at 5pm on Saturday (5 September) for the Freedom Festival protest against the country’s COVID-19 measures, claiming they restricted human rights. Protesters carried banners which read: “Take off the mask, turn off the TV, Covid is a lie.”
Health Minister Vili Beroš said on Saturday that while he respects everyone’s freedoms and rights, he could not support an unscientific approach to the coronavirus health crisis.
For his part, President Zoran Milanovic said that the protest was part of democracy but the fact protesters had stood outside nursing homes was idiotic. (Karla Junicic, EURACTIV.hr)