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10,000 in Maribor Tell City Council to Leave by 20 December

Maribor, 14 December - An estimated 10,000 protesters gathered again in Maribor on Friday to peacefully demand the dissolution of the city council by 20 December as well as the resignation by this date of Mayor Franc Kangler, who said recently he would step down on 31 December. Smaller protests against political elites were also held in a few other towns.

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Protesters demand the release of alleged rioters from previous rallies.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Protesters demand the release of alleged rioters from previous rallies.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Protesters rally against Mayor Franc Kangler and the city council.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Protesters rally against Mayor Franc Kangler and the city council.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Protests in Maribor.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Protests in Maribor.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Protesters in Maribor burn a symbolic octopus in protest against Mayor Franc Kangler and the city council.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Protesters in Maribor set on fire a symbolic octopus in protest against Mayor Franc Kangler and the city council.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Protesters in Maribor burn a symbolic octopus in protest against Mayor Franc Kangler and the city council.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Fourth rally against political establishment in Maribor.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Fourth rally against political establishment in Maribor.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Fourth rally against political establishment in Maribor.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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