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Croatian Police Cordon Prevents Removal of Contentious Border Pots

Sečovlje, 26 April - Croatian police prevented on Saturday a group of Slovenian protesters from removing flower pots on the border between the countries as part of a rally organised to unblock the path leading to the house of a Slovenian citizen living in the disputed border stretch.

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
25 June Association president Marjan Podobnik.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Dragonja river.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Special Slovenian police unit.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Special Slovenian police unit.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Slovenian police and 25 June Association president Marjan Podobnik.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Historian Peter Pavel Klasinc.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Special Slovenian police unit.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Protesters and Slovenian police.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Croatian police and Josko Joras (central).
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Sečovlje, Jorasova domačija.
Zavod 25. junij je pripravil shod za pravično mejo s Hrvaško.
Foto: Domen Grögl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Protesters and Slovenian police.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Sečovlje, Jorasova domačija.
Zavod 25. junij je pripravil shod za pravično mejo s Hrvaško.
Organizator in direktor Zavoda 25. junij Marjan Podobnik.
Foto: Domen Grögl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Protesters and Slovenian police.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Slovenian police and 25 June Association president Marjan Podobnik.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Josko Joras and Slovenian police.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Border.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Croatian police and Josko Joras (central), the Slovenian citizen who cannot access his house by bypassing the Croatian checkpoint because of flowers pots put on the border by Croatia in 2004.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Croatian police and protesters.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Secovlje
Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
The house of Josko Joras, located on a disputed stretch of land.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
The contentious flower pots on the Slovenian-Croatian border.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
President of the National Party (SNS) Zmago Jelincic.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Croatian police.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Croatian police and 25 June Association president Marjan Podobnik.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Rally organised at the Secovlje border crossing by the 25 June Association for a "just border with Croatia".
Croatian police and Josko Joras (central), the Slovenian citizen who cannot access his house by bypassing the Croatian checkpoint because of flowers pots put on the border by Croatia in 2004.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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