“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!”
Protests have been rocking Bosnia. They started with a protest over corrupt privatizations in northern Bosnia and spread to 31 cities. I was in Mostar. Riot police slid by like ghosts. A few protesters set fires to buildings they saw as symbols of corruption and dysfunction. It was significant, in a city otherwise divided along ethnic lines, that the protesters and the targets of destruction were explicitly representative of both sides. These days a ‘plenum’ of Mostar citizens who gather to formulate demands for change in the government is being held at Abrasevic.