Signs in Serbian Cyrillic damaged again

Unknown persons have again damaged three bilingual signs in the Croatian town of Vukovar, while one was stolen, the Vukovar-Srem police stated on Thursday.

Source: Tanjug

On Wednesday, signs on the buildings of the Customs Administration and the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute were damaged, as well as the one on the seat of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS), Croatian agencies reported.

A bilingual sign on the Vukovar-based Social Protection Center was stolen.

The police are searching for unidentified perpetrators.

The last time bilingual signs were damaged in Vukovar was two days before Orthodox Christmas, while the first incidents broke out in September 2013 after the Croatian government decided to enforce the Constitutional Act on the Rights of National Minorities and introduce Cyrillic as an official letter.

The law sets forth that a bilingual system should be introduced when the members of a certain minority constitute over one third of the total population, which is the case in Vukovar, according to the 2011 census.


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