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Student demonstrations in Ljubljana 19.5.2010

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Yesterday there were student demonstrations in Ljubljana that ended pretty violently by smashing facade of Slovenian parliament. Everybody was in shock that this sort of thing happened in downtown of Ljubljana. Today I was talking to a journalist that just returned from Greece and we discussed the matter. I told him that I was on the biggest demonstrations in the world, that was in London 2002, where people demonstrated against UK participation in war in Iraq. There were about 1,5 million people and demonstration were peacefully and supported by numerous intellectuals, pop-stars, politicians,… And I remember the moment vividly how I was astonished by the power of democratic, peaceful movement. Can you imagine 1,5 million people joining at the same spot for the same idea, sending one message? AMAZING!!!

When UK joined USA in occupation of Iraq, I couldn’t believe it. Sincerely I couldn’t. From that moment on I shamefully admit that I think Slavoj Žižek is right when he’s saying that if demonstration aren’t violent, people with power don’t take it seriously. People of power understand only power. I’m ashame to say that, but I’ll participate my part of pressure solely through my camera. However I don’t support majority of students demands emphasized by ŠOS & DOS. ŠOS is filthy rich organization living from students earnings.

PS: Did you noticed a rock in girl’s hand while kissing? Rating stars on the bottom.

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  1. Congrats for your work Borut … keep on with the objective aproach … we all are living in the time of big changes … regards, Rok

    Rok Dolničar

    20 May, 2010 at 20:05

  2. what happened? looks like a rock concert of sorts.

    jc

    20 May, 2010 at 21:42

  3. Rock me, baby. :)
    Satyagraha is possible only in India. Europeans understand just violence. Violence is the language of “civilized” Europe for centuries.

    Igor Petrović

    21 May, 2010 at 12:55

  4. This photoshelter slideshow looks awesome.
    Considering a rock in a girls hand… not obvious to me but it doesn’t minimize quality of a photo.

    Igor Motl

    21 May, 2010 at 15:21

  5. Yes Photoshelter’s slideshow rocks, but it’s flash player, so it has some disadvantages especially with iPad & iPhone.

    I agree Igor. Rock is not obvious, but it’s clear enough.
    thx!

    Borut Peterlin

    21 May, 2010 at 17:13

  6. Stupid and drunk teenage people following like sheeps to the words of the Students organization leadership. Smart people stayed at home or were at school. Cause nobody did know what about was this protest. The new law is accualy good for students. The problem is only that the students organizations would lose a lot of money. Allmost no student who knows this new law doesn’t support this mess or protest or whatever it was. It’s just bad, that the stones flow into the wrong direction. The student president were on the vans not in the parlament.. And the cause why there are so many people, is cause they got a school excuse, and there were mainly teenagers from highschool, whom were offered a free day from school and a concert in the capitol of Slovenia. Shame on ŠOS, ŠOU and ŠKIS.

    Anonymous

    22 May, 2010 at 13:02

  7. thank you for best infomation

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    25 May, 2010 at 07:35

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