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Croats call on PM to quit

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Thousands of protesters rallied into the night in the Croatian capital Zargreb calling on Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor to quit and hold fresh elections.

Croatia has been hit by several demonstrations in the last few days with many accusing the government of corruption and poor economic stewardship. Although nowhere near as bad as 2009, Croatia’s economy contracted nearly 1.5 percent last year.

As with previous protests, activists attempted to get to the seat of parliament in the city’s St Mark’s square. They were stopped by riot police, but despite the rowdy atmosphere, no trouble was reported – unlike last Saturdays rally which saw more than 80 protesters and police injured.