Coronavirus deniers stormed the premises of the Slovenian public television channel RTVS on Friday evening and demanded that their views on the matter be included in the broadcast. The STA news agency wrote that the police quickly intervened and detained twenty people who participated in the intelligence study.
This is an unacceptable attack on the media, the press and democracy. said the head of the news department Manica Janežičová Ambrožicova.
According to the DNS Slovenian Journalists Association, the incident is the “tip of the iceberg” of Prime Minister Janez Janša’s government’s hate campaign against the media. But the prime minister condemned Friday’s case. Today, he wrote on Twitter that it was “violence against freedom.”
Coronavirus deniers have been demonstrating in front of Slovenian public television for four months and harassing its employees.
The problem is that the land in front of the building is a public place, so protesters have the right to meet there. Behind them is a movement led by former army officer Ladislav Troha, a veteran of Slovenia’s 1991 war of independence.
In Slovenia, which had about two million people last week, there were about 500 new cases of coronavirus every day. 50.8 percent of the country’s population has been fully vaccinated.
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