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Thousands Protest New Bosnian Law on ID Numbers

Nearly 3,000 people have formed a chain around Bosnia’s parliament on Thursday, saying they won’t let politicians go home until they start doing their jobs instead of keeping the country paralyzed with ethnic bickering.

What started as a small protest over a new law on personal identification numbers the day before has grown into a blockade of the building, with more people joining the protest every hour.

They demand a new law on personal ID numbers after the old one lapsed in February, leaving all babies born since without personal documents. The crowd has rejected the government’s offer for a temporary solution.

More Follow External Link to Aida Cerkez, Associated Press