The “Hopeless Resistance” activists under the direction of Marco Milachich continue the rally “Сaravan referendum” in the cities of the Balkan region and Europe. During the rally, launched on February 20 from Podgorica, the activists will attend nine countries and initiate a series of meetings and public seminars. The goal is to oppose the anti-democratic decision of Montenegro government to join NATO without holding a referendum. They also want to attract international attention to the issue of the democratic rights violations.
The participants of the action have already visited Mitrovica, Skopje, and Belgrade. On February 24 caravan stopped in Banja Luka, where people stand against NATO. The question of the membership of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the alliance arose in 2009 for the first time. When the Serbs came to the rally with a call for a referendum to take into account the views of all nationalities living on its territory. The President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik announced that he is ready to hold a referendum on autonomy’s membership in the alliance. “We will ask our people. They were bombed by NATO planes twenty years ago, and they have an absolute right to express their attitude” – Dodik said.
The next stop of the “Caravan referendum” is Croatia, where the request of will expression provoked a resistance from the authorities. The country joined the alliance in 2009 and got nothing but economic stagnation. The number of new investment projects has decreased, and the number of existing has been suspended due to non-compliance to US and NATO interests in the region.
MP of the Croatian Parliament from the coalition “Living Wall” Ivan Pernar recently compared NATO with Nazi Germany. He mentioned that “instead of defending national independence and sovereignty, their alliance violates and tramples”. He promised to provide all possible support to activists from Montenegro, and has already appointed them a meeting.