UPDATED: Protest planned for Friday was cancelled

The organisers are disappointed by the current situation in politics and are calling for early elections.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

UPDATE: The protest has been cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions in Bratislava on Friday.

People are invited to return to the streets of Bratislava on May 25, responding to the current political situation.

The silent protest will start at 17:00 on SNP Square, organised by the initiatives Hnevám Sa (I Am Angry), V Teniskách (In Trainers), Za Slovensko (For Slovakia), Teraz (Now), and Nedôverujem (I Do Not Trust).

Commenting on the current political situation, the organisers pointed to the decision of President Andrej Kiska not to run in next year’s presidential elections, but to stay in politics, or the refusal to hold early elections. At the same time, the For a Decent Slovakia initiative is not planning new protests for now, while Slovaks are already thinking about their summer holidays instead of the murder of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak.

Read also:Protest planned for the birthday of murdered journalist postponed Read more 

“We’ve been trying to get the topic of a referendum to the media and among the most people possible – and succeeded,” the organisers wrote on the website.

Even though many people are supporting the organisers, they failed to sign the petition for early elections.

“We’re disappointed from the whole situation,” the organisers continued, pointing to the fact that some opposition MPs failed to participate in the voting on early elections in the parliament, while others are considering voting with the fascists.

This is also the reason why the protest will be silent.

“The one and last chance for early elections are not protests, but having enough signatures in the petition,” they stressed.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Ján Kuciak

Read more articles by the topic
This article is also related to other trending topics
Bratislava, Vražda novinára Jána Kuciaka

Top stories

News digest: Former state secretary describes the corruption at courts

Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.

The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.

One in five women has experienced violence

The situation is far from satisfactory, said President Čaputová.

Secret votes and public lies

There are uncanny echoes today of Slovakia’s agonies over its choice of chief prosecutor ten years ago.

Dobroslav Trnka (left) and Jozef Čentéš (right), the candidate who was eventually selected by MPs in 2011, never got to take up the post because the then president, Ivan Gašparovič refused to appoint him for reasons that were never clearly explained.

How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia

Religious organisations have added leverage in changing perceptions of foreigners and migrants, says Caritas Slovakia.

Caritas Slovakia's ‘World Without “the Other” – Migration Myths’ campaign educates Slovaks on migration in a fun and artistic way.