>> A deepening political crisis could bring down Slovakia's ruling coalition, potentially making it the latest European government to see a sweeping transition after years of stability. These mass protests are the biggest to hit the country since the fall of the Soviet Union. And they're calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico.
They've been running for weeks since the murder of an investigative journalist involved with the Panama Papers and government corruption cases. Jan Kuciak's stories focused on possible connections between the Italian mafia and the Prime Minister's office. Now a possible overthrow looms for Fico, the country's longest serving leader in power for ten years.
On Monday the minister of the interior, a close ally of the prime minister, resigned in a bid to keep critics at bay. Opponents said that since the Interior Ministry oversees the police, that there is no way to guarantee an independent investigation into the death of the journalist who was gunned down with his girlfriend.
Slovakia is just the latest country to see journalists murdered in recent years, with cases across the continent in Ukraine, Denmark, and Malta, to name a few. Like Kuciak, the death in Malta was also connected to the Panama Papers investigations.