A few weeks ago, Deputy Mayor of Split Bojan Ivošević was fined 700 euros by the police for insulting and belittling state bodies. This action came after he called police officers “crazy” and “not normal” while trying to prevent the illegal felling of a tree in Glagoljaška Street. Now, Ivošević has taken things one step further by filing a misdemeanor report against Prime Minister Andrej Plenković for similar comments he made about President Zoran Milanović.
Ivošević took to Facebook to inform the public about his actions. He expressed his disappointment with how the police had handled his own case and felt it necessary to test if they would respond equally to insults against other state authorities. In his announcement, Ivošević stated that he believed Mayor Ante Balov would issue a misdemeanor order against the Prime Minister for his remarks about the President, just as he did in Ivošević’s case.
The Deputy Mayor’s actions have sparked controversy among Split residents, with some praising him for standing up for what they believe is right, while others feel that it is an unnecessary distraction from more pressing issues facing the city. Only time will tell if Ivošević’s misdemeanor report against Plenković will lead to any legal consequences or if it will be dismissed without further action.