Ethnic Serbs Celebrate Republika Srpska Day Despite Ban By Bosnia Court

Ethnic Serbs Celebrate Republika Srpska Day Despite Ban By Bosnia Court

Andrew H. Sweet

Some 2,700 people participated in the parade, which lasted just under an hour. Helicopters from the Republika Srpska Interior Ministry flew overhead.

The January 9 holiday, which is called Republika Srpska Day, marks the date in 1992 when Bosnian Serbs declared their own state in Bosnia, triggering a devastating four-year war that killed over 100,000 people and left millions homeless.

Bosnia's top court in 2015 banned the holiday, ruling that it discriminates against Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats.

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