Bosnia-Herzegovina protesters have set fire to government buildings as violent protests continue across the country for a third day.
Police have used rubber bullets and tear gas against protesters in the capital Sarajevo and the northern town of Tuzla.
Black smoke could be seen gushing from the presidency building in Sarajevo.
The protesters are unhappy about the lack of economic and political progress in the Balkan country.
About 40% of Bosnians are unemployed. The unrest is the worst since the end of the Bosnian war.
Bosnia-Herzegovina protesters have set fire to government buildings as violent protests continue across the country for a third day
At least 100 people have been injured in Friday’s protests in the capital.
Sarajevo-based newspaper Dnevni Avaaz says that police used water to disperse protesters who were throwing stones at the presidency building.
On Thursday, clashes between police and demonstrators in Tuzla injured more than 130 people, mostly police officers.
The unrest began in Tuzla earlier in the week, with protests over the closure and sale of factories which had employed most of the local population.
Demonstrators in other towns, including Mostar, Zenica and Bihac, supported the Tuzla workers and criticized the government for failing to tackle the rampant unemployment.
Hundreds of people also gathered in support in the Bosnian Serb capital, Banja Luka.
Local media are reporting that the premiers of two of Bosnia’s cantons – Sead Causevic of Tuzla canton and Munib Husejnagic of Zenica-Doboj canton – are to resign.
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A German girl has been enslaved by a Bosnian couple for eight years, by starving and beating her, local media have reported.
The girl, now aged 19, was forbidden from meeting people and was not allowed to attend school, prosecutors say.
She was rescued from the couple and taken to a safe house, but officials said she was in a bad physical and psychological state.
Police arrested the couple in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Tuzla region after a neighbor tipped off the authorities.
Police arrested the couple who enslaved the German girl in Bosnia-Herzegovina's Tuzla region after a neighbor tipped off the authorities
Milenko Marinkovic, 52, and his wife Slavojka, 45, were detained on May 17 on suspicion of treating the woman in an inhuman way.
The girl was found in a forest near the town of Kalesija.
The couple had allegedly tried to hide her from the authorities, and she weighed just 40 kg when she was discovered.
“They kept her locked up, neither allowing her contact with other people, nor to go to school,” police spokesman Admir Arnautovic told FTV public television on Sunday.
“They subjected her to inhumane treatment and torture.”
Local media reported that the girl had arrived in Bosnia eight years ago.
The girl’s mother, a German national, had once been married to Milenko Marinkovic.
Investigators questioned the mother, who reportedly stays in the village for long periods but also travels to Germany and Austria, as a witness in the case.
One of the neighbors told local media he once witnessed Milenko Marinkovic harness the girl to a horse cart and whip her while she pulled it.
“I could not watch them beat and starve her anymore,” he said.