The Mayor doing the thing…
But while we (OK, me) were steeped in history, politics was being made, and as everything had more than one meaning these past few days, so did the speech by mayor Janković, which he gave on 9 May. It wasn’t an ordinary “patting-myself-on-the-back” speech.
It was a declaration of war.
P.S.: I just realized that I left out the best bit with Zoki saying that the people of Ljubljana are being punished for making a democratic choice and defying the government. Boys are bringing in the big guns, apparently.
P.P.S.: The fact that former president Milan Kučan was made honorary citizen of Ljubljana at the event might have percipetated the amount of venom of Zoki’s speech. The mayor is widely seen as Kučan’s frontman and prime minister Janša considers Kučan his greates political rival and arch-enemy.