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Traffic blocked again in Bosnia and Herzegovina over fuel prices: Many cities are paralyzed, drivers are not giving up from their demands (VIDEO)

Although traffic was blocked yesterday in Sarajevo, Zenica, Tuzla, Prijedor, Visoko, and on the highway M-17, people of Mostar, Banja Luka, Prijedor decided to continue with the action "stop with the price increase"

The drivers in Banja Luka, Prijedor and Mostar stopped the traffic today to protest against the high fuel prices, which caused a blockade of certain roads in those cities.

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Short term blocks were recorded in smaller towns, but the announced block in larger cities was missing.

Although traffic was blocked yesterday in Sarajevo, Zenica, Tuzla, Prijedor, Visoko, and on the highway M-17, people of Mostar, Banja Luka, Prijedor decided to continue with the action "stop with the price increase".

The block was organized by the activist from Sarajevo and the president of Prva Stranka of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Amer Bekan, reported by the Sarajevo portal Klix.

Other participants in traffic partly joined him.

Bekan said on that occasion that it is a shame because taxi drivers are not participating in the protests, and they are switching the price rise to the citizens. 

- Mostar was the only city yesterday in Bosnia and Herzegovina where protests weren't held, and they have the most expensive fuel and the elections weren't held for 10 years. Did Party of Democratic Action and Croatian Democratic Union scare you so much? I am going to Mostar to be the first one to do so, you should be ashamed and justify to your children that you are mice! 17 h on the transit - Amer Bekan wrote on his profile, the president of the first Prva Stranka Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The blockage in Banja Luka lasted somewhat longer and the police officers monitored the blocks all the time and they directed the traffic after it.

The man who was the initiator of the traffic blockade is Nikola Grbic, the president of the Association of domestic and international transport companies of the Republika Srpska.

He confirmed in the media that the drivers in Banja Luka stopped their vehicles today for one hour.

According to Grbic, no one reacted from the authorities to the yesterday's warning and the block, that is why the drivers are continuing to block traffic until their demands are met.

One of the initiators of this action said that the price increase is going to the extreme.

- Protests should be held until the realistic prices are returned because you can't live just to pay for the fuel, while some have millions - said this unknown man for Sarajevo portal.

The action of the traffic blockade for the price rise of fuel was started on social networks under the name "stop the fuel price rise" where the drivers are called upon to stop their vehicles every day for one hour.

The Facebook group "Stop the fuel price rice" has over 12.5 thousand members from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

They said from the ministry of internal affairs that all drivers who participated in the traffic blockade will be recorded and fined.

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(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)

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