Student demonstrations in Ljubljana 19.5.2010
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.