Bosnian Serb students stage anti-govt protest

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Posted: Jun 12, 2013 8:01 AM

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Students are marching through the main Bosnian Serb city of Banja Luka, demanding that the regional government build a promised university dorm, lower the price of education and clean up corruption and organized crime.

Police banned the protest route but did not react as about 2,000 people marched anyway Wednesday.

The anti-government protest — the latest in a wave of demonstrations spreading throughout Bosnia — reflects the hopelessness that many young people here feel about their future.

Bosnia has an over 20 percent unemployment rate. Students also say their regional Bosnian Serb government does not care enough for its citizens and is involved in corruption, nepotism and organized crime.