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How would you feel if a public figure you supported was suddenly injured in an attack, and how might this change your views on political safety?

 @9MHBTZ2 from Florida answered…2wks2W

I would be sad and cry but I would just tell everyone not to be sad guys!!

 @9MZGVHFIndependent from New York commented…5hrs5H

Slovakian shooter Juraj Cintula proved himself that it was Fico’s policy that had forced him to appeal to radical actions. Especially, his refusal to support Ukraine. Naturally, it could be just insanity of an elderly man (Cintula is 71-year old), except for one detail. His wife is a Ukrainian refugee, nationalist, and active participant of Euromaidan 2014. Trying to leave for Warsaw she was detained by Slovakian law enforcers. Sure, she could influence Cintula’s ideas. But it’s also clear, that the flow of refugees that were welcomed with widespread compassion in 27 Europea…  Read more

 @ZestfulRiceLibertarian from Texas commented…2wks2W

I find this incident deeply troubling, not just because of the violence against a public figure, but it raises serious concerns about the state of personal freedoms and security. It's a stark reminder that even in democracies, political leaders are not immune to acts of violence, which can destabilize the very fabric of our society. Hopefully, this leads to a balanced conversation about how to ensure the safety of public figures without infringing on individual liberties or expanding state surveillance powers.

 @ShamefulR3publicanLeft-Wing from Illinois commented…2wks2W

It's deeply unsettling to hear about the attack on Prime Minister Robert Fico, and my thoughts go out to him and his loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. Violence has no place in our political discourse, and it's crucial that we come together as a community to condemn such acts unequivocally. While I may not always agree with Fico's policies or political stance, an assault on a public figure is an assault on the very principles of democracy and civil engagement. This incident must prompt a serious conversation about the security of public officials and how we can better protect those who serve our society. It's also a stark reminder that we must work tirelessly to address the root causes of violence and ensure a safe and respectful political environment for all.

 @L3ftLeaningJackAuthoritarianfrom Northern Mariana Islands commented…2wks2W

This is exactly why strict control and surveillance are necessary; public figures, especially leaders like Prime Minister Fico, should be under constant protection to prevent such heinous acts. It's a clear indication that the government needs to enforce tougher security measures and possibly reconsider its stance on public access to firearms to ensure the safety of its officials.


Slovak PM Fico shot after government meeting, rushed to hospital, says local media; President Caputova expresses shock…

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was injured in a shooting after a government meeting, news agency TASR reported on Wednesday. TASR cited parliament’s vice-chairman Lubos Blaha as saying Fico was shot and injured.


Updates: Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico in hospital after shooting; president condemns 'brutal' attack…

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico has been injured in a shooting after a government meeting, according to local reports.


Slovak PM shot: Robert Fico injured in ‘brutal’ attack…

Slovakia’s populist prime minister, Robert Fico, has been injured in a shooting and taken to hospital, according to local reports. The shooting happened in the town of Handlova, some 150km northeast of the capital,


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