Apprehensive situation in Srb following raising of A-HSP tent

Residents in the Serb-populated village of Srb on Tuesday sent an open letter warning that they feel intimidated due to a tent set up by the Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights (A-HSP) ,next to a monument in that village, with the aim of preventing the marking of Anti-Fascist Uprising Day (July 27).

The open letter reads that the purpose of setting up the tent is to discipline the Serb people and other other residents of Srb.

"Our difficult everyday life and poverty are additionally complicated by fear and abuse," according to the letter whose authors say that the monument should not be a place for promoting hatred and violence.

They accuse the non-parliamentary A-HSP party of trying to prevent the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the uprising of the local people against the Independent State of Croatia (NDH).

On the other hand, the A-HSP said it would not dismantle the tent and warned the police not to resort to force in attempts to remove the tent.

In the meantime, the police declined to comment on any claims from that party about an order for the removal of the tent.

Srb is a village in the Dalmatian hinterland near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Last update: Tue, 12/07/2016 - 21:12
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