Controversial singer Thompson among those with misdemeanour charges after celebration in Knin

Criminal charges have been pressed against two and misdemeanour charges against six people at the celebration of the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm in Knin on Friday and judging by the Facebook profile of controversial pop singer Marko Perkovic Thompson, he is among those faced with misdemeanour charges for disturbing public peace and order.

Hina asked spokeswoman for the Sibenik-Knin Police Marica Kosor to confirm that misdemeanour charges were pressed against Thompson after his concert on Friday evening, but the spokeswoman said that under the law she could not reveal the identity of persons the charges were pressed against.

"I can only confirm that criminal charges were pressed against a 27-year-old male and a 44-year-old male for harming the reputation of a foreign country by setting the Serbian flag on fire. We also pressed misdemeanour charges against five individuals for disturbing public peace and order and against one individual for violating the law on public assembly," Kosor told Hina.

Thompson wrote on his Facebook wall that Sibenik police pressed misdemeanour charges against him last nigh because he sang "Za dom spremni",  a controversial salute used during World War II by the Ustasha movement. Thompson, however, claims that everybody knows that the salute was part of his wartime song Bojna Cavoglave and that this song was not forbidden.

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