A light projection of a crocheted white flower, a symbol of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, will be projected on the fountains along one of the main roads in Croatia’s capital of Zagreb on Wednesday, to mark the 23rd anniversary of the event.
The light display is organised by the Council of the Bosniak National Minority of the City of Zagreb (VBNMGZ), and besides the white flower with 11 petals that symbolize the July 11, 1995, the day when the massacre started, the light projection will display the message "So that it is never forgotten. From Zagreb to Srebrenica".
"We wanted Zagreb’s citizens to remember Srebrenica and the genocide with this projection," VBNMGZ President, Harun Omerbasic, said.
Croatia marked the Srebrenica genocide with a commemoration organized by Parliament, the promotion of books about it, and with a marathon run from the Croatian city of Vukovar to Srebrenica in Bosnia.
The marathon runners were received by Srebrenica’s mayor Mladen Grujicic, who said it was a positive step toward the much-needed dialogue in Srebrenica.
The white petals of the crocheted flower are by now worn by celebrities like Angelina Jolie and politicians like the former US President Bill Clinton.
The light projection will take place on the day of the anniversary of the genocide, and will be on display from 9 to 11 p.m.