Friday is these days the least popular day among Arab rulers. Croatian rulers, on the other hand, don't have that much to worry, although the protests in Zagreb grew in numbers and intensity.The last protest, drawing 5000 people, was marked by burning of EU flag, which is probably the worsta and the most unforgivable atrocity for Croatian political establishment. Even more problematic was burning of SDP flag; government's propaganda line of protesters being organised by main "opposition" party don't look that convincing.
However, there is one good news. Tihomir Purda, Croatian war veteran arrested over war crimes charges and whose cause celebre brought 15000 veterans to Zagreb on Saturday, has been released from Bosnian custory yesterday. After returning home, he dutifuly thanked Jadranka Kosor for her help and said that he didn't support protests.
In the meantime, protest movement is currently experiencing what government media try to portray as leadership struggle. Ivan Pernar, who started the whole business, is a Protestant and right-wing libertarian, which is something unacceptable for Zagreb Philosophy School studenst who are radical left and anti-capitalist by default. Mate Kapović, who led student protests over tuition fees last year, is touted as better replacement.