Gorilla Protest organisers propose candle-lit demonstration

The organisers of the so-called Gorilla Protests, whose main aim is to fight against high-level political corruption, have established a new civil initiative called ‘Protest Gorilla’, which will focus on promoting their views and organising public debate. The founders of the new organisation also want to recruit new members and create a team of experts, the TASR newswire reported.

The organisers of the so-called Gorilla Protests, whose main aim is to fight against high-level political corruption, have established a new civil initiative called ‘Protest Gorilla’, which will focus on promoting their views and organising public debate. The founders of the new organisation also want to recruit new members and create a team of experts, the TASR newswire reported.

“They should participate in civil proposals for the government and parliament,” said one of the founders, Peter Pčolinský, as quoted by TASR.

Through the new organisation the founders said they will try to achieve some of their main goals, including the scrapping of MPs’ immunity from criminal prosecution, the passage of anti-corruption measures and changes to the rules for public referendums.

The organisers also said they want to summon a candle-lit demonstration in Bratislava to commemorate a similar demonstration in support of human rights that took place under the communist regime, on March 25, 1988.

When asked whether the new initiative might later become political, Pčolinský answered that this was a hypothetical question.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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