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Provocative Christmas tweet sparks protest

Ljubljana, 15 January - Several hundred people turned up to protest in front of Government Palace on Thursday. They gathered due to a single provocative Twitter post by a senior government official that conservatives interpreted as deriding Christmas and Christians.

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Protesters call for dismissal of Education Ministry State Secretary Jernej Štromajer over what they see as his offensive Christmas Eve tweet.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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