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Several thousand Croats demonstrated in Zagreb on Saturday, demanding tougher measures against domestic violence and more training for employees in state institutions to help them tackle the problem, Reuters reported.

The rally was prompted by a recent case on the Adriatic island of Pag where a father threw his four children out of an upper floor window. The children, aged three, five, seven and eight, suffered severe injuries.

The protest was organized through the social network movement #Spasime (Save me) which in just two weeks gathered more than 45,000 supporters online.

“We want domestic violence to be treated as a criminal act, not just as an offence,” one of the campaigners said.

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