Sarajevo State Buildings Torched in Riots
Anti-government protests in Sarajevo and other urban centres in Bosnia last week escalated into clashes between demonstrators and police. Crowds stormed a number of local and national government buildings and started fires.
The protests began among workers in the industrial town of Tuzla before expanding to other parts of the Federation (the bigger of Bosnia’s two entities), with a wider focus on government inefficiency, systemic corruption, botched privatisations and social injustice.
These images show damage caused during the protests in Sarajevo.