Interview with Dita workers in Tuzla

We are showing here an interview with the workers of the factory Dita, whose protest was a trigger to the whole movement that is sometimes referred to as the Bosnian Spring.

The workers of the detergent factory Dita told us that they had been on strike for more than a year and tried different forms of peaceful protests (including a hunger strike) that did not lead anywhere. When they demonstrated with other workers on the 5th of February, they were brutally attacked by the police. This provoked a massive movement of solidarity by younger people and unemployed, who took to the streets and stormed and burned the government building of canton Tuzla, forcing the government to resign (local authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina are more important than national ones).In this short video, the workers tell us about the history of their struggle as well as their grasp of the movement that is currently shaking Bosnia-Herzegovina.

See also : The voice of Dita: an older documentary about the struggle of the Dita workers

team:, Diakoptes Berlin