Thousands of Croatians rally against abortion May 26, 2019 0 224 12345 AFPZagrebThousands of anti-abortion marchers took to the streets on Saturday in three cities around Croatia, a largely Catholic country where activists say reproductive rights are increasingly under threat.In Zagreb, police briefly detained around a dozen women’s rights protesters who tried to block the annual “March for Life”, which drew some 5,000 people to the centre of the capital.The crowd was full of children with balloons while demonstrators marched with a banner that read: “Let’s protect the most endangered minority in Croatia -- unborn children.” Thousands of other anti-abortion activists also marched in the coastal towns of Split and Zadar.“A child should be protected from conception till birth,” said 34-year-old Ivan Plese, a theologist walking with his wife and 10-month baby boy.Ivana Lozo, a 19-year-old at the rally, said that “abortion should be completely banned.” Abortion is legal until the 10th week of pregnancy in Croatia under a 1978 law from when the country was still part of communist Yugoslavia. RELATED ARTICLES Race for British PM post begins after May’s decision to quit May 26, 2019 0 732 EU in key vote as far right seeks blow to Macron May 26, 2019 0 206 Defying Congress, Trump sets over $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE May 26, 2019 0 705 France hunts suspect after Lyon bomb ‘attack’ AFP Lyon Police in France were on Saturday hunting a suspect following a blast in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that lightly wounded 13 people two days ahead of hotly contested European Parliament elections. .. Greek coast guard seizes 33 migrants off Aegean island dpa Athens The Greek coast guard said Saturday that one of its patrol boats intercepted a motorized rubber boat off the coast of Agathonisi island with 33 migrants on board. The small island, south of Samos, is a favoured .. Global tribunal tells Moscow to free Ukrainian sailors AFP Berlin An international tribunal on Saturday urged Russia to release “immediately” 24 Ukrainian sailors seized last November off the Crimea peninsula. “The Russian Federation must proceed immediately to release .. At least 29 inmates killed in clashes at Venezuela jail AFP Caracas At least 29 prisoners were killed and 19 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela Friday, authorities said. The incident at the police station jail in the town of Acarigua, in Portuguesa state, ..