Bosnian Protests Continue

From my Storify feed here

Bosnian protests against corruption, stalemate and elitist politicians continues today as a statement to their politicians and to the world. No more! You’re fired!

  1. Scanning the news out of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Twitter since this morning, where massive protests were called for on July 1st in Sarajevo by the grassroots #JMBG organizers

  2. Građani međunarodnoj zajednici: Otkažite sve službene posjete BiH

    Građani u pismu podsjećaju da su njihovi zahtjevi usmjereni na hitno donošenje pravnog okvira za upis novorođene djece u matične knjige, …
  3. Thousands came out to declare that they are fed up with a government that does not work for it’s people
  4. The whole month has been leading up to this projected turn out.  Yesterday saw a cadre of young people organized in groups to discuss their future and the future of protest and activism in Bosnia using Social Media to gather people, ideas, opinions.
  5. Supporters of Bosnia’s Baby Revolution come together on Social Media Day to “hashmob” the political elite #JMBG #SMday

    For the next 30 minutes, anything you post on Facebook with the hashtag #JMBG will be formally presented to Bosnia’s main political parties…
  6. Twitter & Facebook has been bustling with people sending in pictures of themselves, friends, family declaring support for the protests in Sarajevo today and tonight. Other parts of Bosnia created their own but many came to the capital with the occasional group from the RS entity chiming in via Facebook.

  7. According to the Sarajevo Times, Bosnian protesters  are demanding that in addition to a swift resolution to the JMBG amendment lingering in Parliament, that a fund be created for sick children culled from a reduction in parliamentary salaries.  Whether this suggestion will be heeded or not is anyone’s guess.
  8. Mass JMBG Protests in Sarajevo: ‘Go Out and Fire Them’

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  9. In the meantime the thousands of people that streamed into Sarajevo today from as far away as Belgium were not nearly the ten thousand that were reported in the streets earlier last week.
  10. ‘Baby-lution’ Protest Continues In Sarajevo

    Thousands of people have protested in Sarajevo against the failure of authorities to pass legislation that would allow newborns to get ac…
  11. It’s evening in Bosnian now, and there has been heightened awareness from international media outlets now reporting today’s demonstrations .  Aljazeera Balkans, covering the addition of Croatia into the EU for most of the weekend, today published the #JMBG logo on their digital magazine front page which was taken as a sign of positive recognition from one of the foremost media outlets.
  12. The intent of the protesters is obviously to keep up the pressure, to get recognition for the plight of millions of Bosnians who feel they have been stuck in a rut for the last twenty years.