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UPDATED: 8. MAR 2018, AT 19:35

UPDATED: Another public demonstration slated for Friday

Marches connected to the recent murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, will continue.

The Bratislava protest from March 2. (Source: SITA)

Organisers announced another march for Friday, March 9, exactly one week after the first one, called “We Don’t Want the 1990’s Back”. The march will start in SNP Square in Bratislava at 17:00.

This time, the march is called “For a Decent Slovakia” and its organisers, Katarína Nagy Pázmány, Peter Nagy and students Karolína Farská and Juraj Šeliga also have some demands: they are asking for a thorough and independent investigation of the murder with the participation of foreign investigators and also “a new, trustworthy cabinet who will not act on the part of people in whom suspicions of corruption and connections to organised crime exist" Juraj Šeliga said, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

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The organisers stress that they are not members of any political party and their interests are apolitical.

“Today, it is obvious that Prime Minister Robert Fico and Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák do not represent the values for which thousands of people stood up on Friday, they write in a press release. “Thus, we will continue with civic meetings and call on all citizens to join us and persevere, to not take our decency for lack of determination and perseverance.”

Two marches took place last week in Bratislava with tens of thousands of people participating while thousands more commemorated the murdered couple, Kuciak and Kušnírová, in dozens of other cities and towns across Slovakia and worldwide, SITA wrote on March 5.

The gatherings will also take place in other towns in Slovakia:

And abroad:

  • Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Consular Office of the Slovak Republic at 18:00
  • Barcelona, Plaça de Catalunya at 19:00
  • Berlin at 17:00
  • Bern, in front of the Slovak Embassy building, Thunstrasse Street at 19:00
  • Brno, Komenského Square at 17:00
  • Brussels, at 18:00
  • Copenhagen, Vesterled at 18:00
  • Helsinki, in front of the Slovak Embassy building, Vähäniityntie at 17:00
  • Kaprun, 14:00
  • Krakow, Consulate General of the Slovak Republic, św.Tomasza Street at 18:00
  • London, in front of the Slovak Embassy building, Kensington Palace Gardens at 18:00
  • Munich, Max-Joseph-Platz at 18:30
  • Paris, Parc de Belleville at 19:00
  • Prague, Pelléova Street at 17:00
  • Stockholm, Slovak Embassy building, Arsenalsgatan at 17:00
  • Sydney, Martin Place at 19:00
  • Tartu, University of Tartu at 17:00
  • The Hague, Het Plein at 19:00
  • Vancouver, Robson Square at 18:30

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