Croatia: Thousands march against EC Convention combating domestic violence

Thousands of people took to the streets of Zagreb, Saturday, to demonstrate against the ratification of the Council of Europe's Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention. The protesters with national flags and banners staged a rally in front of the headquarters of the Croatian Democratic Union, calling on the... Еще government not to ratify the convention. One of the main opponents of the convention, Vice John Batarelo said that the document would have «bad consequences for children.» «People came today to save their children and we are arguing for the Christian Democratic and conservative Government to not sign the Istanbul convention,» he added. The Istanbul Convention, which is aimed at victim protection and domestic violence prevention, has been ratified by 28 countries and signed by 45 countries.

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