LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Thousands rallied in Slovenia on Tuesday against the government of apt-soar High Minister Janez Jansa, whom opponents accuse of curbing democratic freedoms within the historically moderate nation.
The gathered thunder changed into held on Slovenia’s Resistance Day, which marks the originate of the World Warfare II battle by partisan teams against Nazi German and fascist Italian occupiers. Pronounce organizers mentioned they were combating “for freedom, democracy and the guideline of regulation.”
Jansa’s government changed into fashioned final 12 months after the resignation of a outdated, liberal premier. A shut ally of Hungary’s High Minister Viktor Orban, Jansa has faced accusations of fueling detest speech, tightening his grip on vitality and pressuring the media. He has rejected these accusations.
Jansa drew global consideration when he congratulated stale U.S. President Donald Trump while the vote count changed into silent underway within the midst of the November election.
Tuesday’s thunder within the capital Ljubljana changed into the well-known unheard of rally in months, defying pandemic restrictions on public gatherings. Protesters carried banners reading “Folks savor the vitality,” or “The younger care.” Some wore maintaining face masks, nevertheless now not all.
Beforehand, protests against Jansa’s government were held per week drawing thousands.