mows roadside grass in uncommon protest (VIDEO)

39 mows roadside grass in uncommon protest (VIDEO)

The chief of Bosnia’s Serbs has mentioned he bought uninterested in native authorities not doing their job

Republika Srpska president Milorad Dodik picked up a scythe and did some landscaping on the facet of the highway within the regional capital Banja Luka on Thursday, in a dig on the opposition occasion that runs the town.

“I’ve already appealed to the related officers to get this house tidy, clear and landscaped. Since I imagine they’re taking a leisurely trip, I made a decision to mow it myself,” Dodik tweeted on Thursday afternoon. “That is the final time I’ll do their job.”

A minute-long video recorded by considered one of his aides confirmed the Bosnian Serb chief in his shirtsleeves, wielding an old school scythe to clear the freeway median of overgrown weeds that had been posing a visitors hazard by obstructing visibility.

As Dodik swung the scythe, drivers slowed down, honked in recognition, and even stopped to gawk on the president doing the work of native upkeep crews.

The 64-year-old former basketball participant made comparatively fast work of the uncared for median, tweeting “job’s completed” about an hour later, with photographic proof. 

The landscaping stunt was a dig on the Banja Luka native authorities, headed by the 30-year-old mayor Drasko Stanivukovic of the Get together of Democratic Progress. Dodik chairs the Union of Unbiased Social-Democrats, which instructions the bulk within the Srpska parliament.

Dodik is at present in his third time period as president of Republika Srpska, the Serb half of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The US-brokered Dayton Accords ended the civil battle in 1995 by partitioning the nation between Srpska and the Federation, run by the Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) and Croats. Between 2018 and 2022, Dodik was the Serb consultant within the nation’s three-member Presidency. 

US and EU officers overseeing Bosnia have accused Dodik of undermining the Dayton Accords and desirous to secede. The Bosnian Serb chief has countered that he’s solely making an attempt to guard the rights really assured by the peace treaty from the fixed encroachment of Western “reformers.”

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