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Seven officers injured during Wednesday's rally, nine rioters apprehended

Ljubljana/Portorož, 16 September - Seven police officers were injured and several police vehicles damaged on Wednesday after an initially peaceful protest featuring several thousand people against the Covid pass mandate turned violent. Nine rioters were apprehended, police said on Thursday. Interior Minister Aleš Hojs described the rioting as "scandalous".

Ljubljana
Workers clear up debris from shattered windows after a protest against the Covid pass mandate turned violent on 15 September.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Workers clear up debris from shattered windows after a protest against the Covid pass mandate turned violent on 15 September.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Police Commissioner Anton Olaj speaks to the press about violent protests in front of Parliament House.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Police Commissioner Anton Olaj speaks to the press about violent protests in front of Parliament House.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Workers clear up debris from shattered windows after a protest against the Covid pass mandate turned violent on 15 September.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Workers clear up debris from shattered windows after a protest against the Covid pass mandate turned violent on 15 September.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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