After this Friday’s protests, the Slovenian police announced that pyrotechnics and cold weapons had also been seized during their monitoring of the rally. In addition, there was also an attack on a Nova24TV cameraman.
Aleksandra Golec, a public relations representative and an independent police inspector at the Ljubljana Police Administration said that the police officers “also seized pyrotechnics and cold weapons” while monitoring the rally. In addition, there was also an attack on a Nova24TV cameraman.
We are publishing the Ljubljana Police Administration’s press release in its entirety:
“On Friday, the 16th of October, police officers were monitoring an unregistered rally in the area of the centre of Ljubljana. From 7 p.m. onwards, several hundred protesters gathered on several streets in the centre of Ljubljana, and they then walked and cycled through the streets to the Republic Square. Police officers were performing the tasks of protecting the National Assembly, maintaining public law and order, ensuring the safety of the protesters, regulating traffic, and monitoring compliance with the Ordinance on the temporary general prohibition of gathering and movement of people in public spaces, areas, and cities in the Republic of Slovenia.
While monitoring the rally, the police detected a violation of the Public Gatherings Act, two violations of the Protection of Public Order Act, and also seized pyrotechnics and cold weapons. They detected 33 violations of the Ordinance on the temporary general prohibition of gathering and movement of people in public spaces, areas, and cities in the Republic of Slovenia, and they will inform the competent inspectorate about the violations accordingly.
They will continue to collect information about the event and will act in accordance with the law in the event of additional detected offenses or criminal offenses.”