Tito to Theatre Square in Zagreb?

posted by istanbul on 2008/03/03 11:32

[ From the Media ]

Last month an estimated 2,000 people gathered in Zagreb demanding that the central Marshall Tito Square be renamed "Theatre Square", as it was still called some 60 years ago. According to the protest's organisers, a renaming be necessitated by that Tito was responsible for "mass killings, tortures, prosecutions and forbidding of pluralism." Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic meanwhile sees "no historical reasons to change the square's name", and also President Mesic criticized the initiative, blaming "some circles that are nostalgic for the times of the pro-Nazi Croatian regime". (1, 2)



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