ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Croatia demanding government action against domestic violence after a man threw his four small children from a balcony, seriously injuring them.
The attack last month on the Adriatic Sea island of Pag has sent shock waves through the Balkan nation, inspiring a #spasime (save me) movement on social networks.
The protesters gathered Saturday in Zagreb, the capital, and other Croatian cities. They carried banners reading “Zero Tolerance” or “No to violence.”
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Croatian media say Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic came to Saturday’s rally, demanding tougher measures against perpetrators of domestic violence and more prevention.
The children in Pag, ranged in age from 3 to 8 and were tossed by their father from a height of 6 meters (20 feet).
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