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The Croatia Can Do Better Initiative, which comprises over 250 associations supporting an integral curriculum reform, on Tuesday invited citizens to a protest rally outside the government and parliament headquarters on Thursday because it is unhappy with the government's response to the demands stated at a June 1 protest.

The rally will take place in Zagreb's St. Mark's at 6 p.m. under the motto "Croatia can do better - but without you" and will not be held simultaneously in other cities, as the one on June 1, Eli Pijaca Plavsic and Nikola Baketa told reporters, inviting representatives of other associations to join them at the Zagreb rally.

The government has not met even one demand 50,000 citizens made on June 1, it has in no way responded to the organisers of that rally, while its representatives have shown they have no will for reforms, that they stall with decisions and destroy the reform potential of hundreds of people who participated in the integral curriculum reform on a voluntary basis, it was said.

The Initiative called on Croatian citizens to join in the support for the comprehensive curriculum reform and send out the message that education is a priority for Croatian society.

The Initiative said they would call for a change of government because Croatia had no future without an education reform. Croatia can do without political elites but not without citizens, they said, adding that as an ad hoc group they did not have worked-out plans but would act as necessary.

They said the unions were not involved in the new protest because of the delicate political moment and that this would not be a rally of the Opposition or its strongest party.

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