June 10, 2013

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Anti-government protests in Bosnia have stretched into a second week, with hundreds of people marching through Sarajevo streets to parliament.

It all began last Wednesday when angry young parents besieged parliament, demanding lawmakers pass a law on national ID numbers, which citizens need to obtain passports and other documents. The old law lapsed in February, leaving all babies born in the country since then without personal documents.

More than 1,500 lawmakers and others were trapped inside parliament until police freed them Thursday after a 12-hour standoff with protesters, including mothers pushing baby carriages. On Monday, Bosnians took to the streets again in what have become daily protests, demanding politicians start doing their jobs and stop ethnic bickering. Protesters marched past official buildings, including the presidency, before ending at parliament.