UPDATE: Nearly 100,000 Hit the Streets in Slovenia to Protest COVID-19 Mandates. Police Use Water Cannons as Protestors Block Highways

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Protests rocked the small Balkan country of Slovenia a couple of weeks ago.

The nation of roughly 2 million people expressed their outrage against COVID-19 injection mandates issued by the government.

Slovenia’s COVID-19 mandate is among the strictest in Europe.

Thousands of people protested in the capital city of Ljubljana and demanded the government resign.

Since my last report, the protests have only intensified in Slovenia.

The numbers have grown to the tens of thousands.

Some estimates think nearly 100,000 people protested in the streets.

Massive crowds blocked roads & highways around Ljubljana.

Police responded by firing water cannons on the crowds.

Here’s some of the footage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News also broke of the temporary suspension of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 jab following the death of a 20-year old female recipient.

 

The Epoch Times reported:

Slovenia has temporarily suspended the use of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine after a 20-year-old woman who had recently received the single-dose shot died, officials announced on Sept. 29.

“According to the notification of a serious adverse event after vaccination Janssen [J&J], members of the advisory group suggest that vaccination with this vaccine be suspended until the situation is clarified,” Health Minister Janez Poklukar said in an official government statement.

The woman, whose identity has been withheld, was hospitalized on Sept. 27 with a severe condition, local media reported. She died of a brain hemorrhage and blood clots on the night of Sept. 28—just days after receiving the single-dose vaccine, according to the reports.

She was the second recipient of the J&J vaccine in Slovenia to have experienced a serious health condition that wasn’t COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP virus, the official STA news agency reported.

“We are all shaken and I wish to express my condolences to the family of the deceased. We concluded at the session of our task force that this incident might have been connected to vaccination and we decided to temporarily halt all vaccination with this particular vaccine,” said Bojana Beović, a government health worker in charge of vaccinations.

The suspension will be in place until experts determine whether there was a link between the woman’s death from a stroke and the vaccine shot she received, Poklukar said.

A large-scale demonstration that involved thousands of citizens erupted Sept. 29 on the streets of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and the country’s largest city, against the latest government-imposed CCP virus restrictions.
The New York Post detailed the highway confrontation:

Police fired tear gas and water cannons in Slovenia’s capital on Wednesday at thousands of protesters who oppose tough anti-coronavirus measures in the small European Union nation.

The protesters responded by throwing bottles and other objects at the riot police.

About 10,000 protesters, chanting “Freedom! Freedom!” tried to block a major highway north of Ljubljana when the police intervened, the second such incident in Slovenia within a month.

The protest, organized mostly by groups against the use of COVID-19 vaccine passes, took place as Slovenia suspended the use of the Johnson & Johnson shot on Wednesday while it investigates the death of a 20-year-old woman who had received one.

From the Slovenia Times:

The protesters opposing the recovered-vaccinated-tested (PCT) requirement today raised the issue of the death of a 20-year-old, who died within a fortnight after receiving a shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Her father addressed the crowd.

The rally demanded immediate lifting of the PCT requirement and immediate government resignation.

Protesters were also critical of media reporting, and obstructed some journalist crews reporting from the scene, including the teams of commercial TV stations Kanal A and POP TV. They were throwing different objects at them and spat on them. A security guard accompanying the teams sustained light injuries.

A group of protesters also stopped in front of the building of public broadcaster RTV Slovenija, where police also used the water canon.

The Slovenian Association of Journalists (DNS) responded by urging people to respect the work of journalists in the field and not put them in danger, as they are merely doing their job. It also called on media outlets and police to provide for the safety of journalist crews working in the field.

The Association of Journalists and Commentators (ZNP) also expressed concern over the violence against journalists, saying it had become a regular feature at protests. Since cameras recorded the attack on the journalist crews today, the ZNP expects police to find the perpetrator and take appropriate action.

Prime Minister Janez Janša commented on the events on Twitter by saying that attacks, threats and violations of Covid-19 rules were not the constitutional right to assembly. “The leadership of the Ljubljana police is obviously not capable of preventive action, it’s time for the Interior Ministry to take action,” he tweeted.

In just two weeks, Slovenia has emerged as one of Europe’s fiercest uprisings against COVID-19 tyranny.

Slovenians are fed up with their government.

And they’re threatening to completely shut the country down if the government doesn’t resign.

My eyes will stay glued to this situation to see how it unfolds.

 


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