Chaos in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Government buildings set on fire in Sarajevo, Zenica and Tuzla

The third day of mass uprisings, on February 7 2014, in Bosnia and Herzegovina took a violent turn.

According to the latest information, protestors have set fire to the cantonal government buildings of Sarajevo, Tuzla and Zenica.

Close to 10 000 protestors have so far gathered on the streets of Tuzla, mostly concentrated in the area of the Tuzla Canton government and the surrounding streets.

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At 2pm local time in Tuzla, protesters entered the government building after police officers, who were responsible for securing the area, retreated.

Protesters subsequently set fire to the building. Soon afterwards, firefighters arrived on the scene and were assisted in their efforts to put out the fire by protesters who did not take part in storming the government building and setting fire to it.

Schools and faculties were closed on February 7 in Tuzla. Traffic has come to a halt in Sarajevo and the entrance to the government building in Sarajevo has been set on fire.

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