Tens of Thousands Join Anti-Government Protest in Bratislava

StoryfulNewsPublished: March 16, 2018
Published: March 16, 2018

An estimated 65,000 people joined an anti-government protest in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava on Friday, March 16, amid outrage over the recent killings of a Slovakian journalist and his fiance. The demonstration was held in SNP Square after the killings of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová at their home in Veľká Mača on February 26. The controversial killings prompted the resignation of Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico on Thursday, March 15. Kuciak, 27, had been investigating links between some of Slovakia’s top politicians and the Italian mafia when he was shot dead, the Guardian reported. This video was captured by an eyewitness in SNP Square. It shows protesters singing the Slovakian national anthem while holding up the torches on their mobile phones. Similar protests have been held for three consecutive weeks. Credit: Holub Ko via Storyful

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