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Slovenia: Student Protest Turns Violent

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Slovenia, Education, Governance, Law, Politics, Protest, Youth

Borut Peterlin posts photos from the May 19 student protest [1] in Ljubljana, which turned into a riot. Sleeping With Pengovsky writes [2]: “What Ljubljana witnessed yesterday was not an outpour of crisis-fueled rage or misery. These kids go to school, do their homework, take tests and have crushes. They are not unemployed, without future or socially disenfranchised. What we’ve seen was a joyride of vandalism, alcohol induced courage and herding instinct by a generation used to getting away with anything.”