Suspects released over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak

About 20,000 people observed a minute's silence

Police investigators said that after "checking the facts" they were unable to bring charges within the legal 48-hour detention period.

In Italy, prosecutors have suggested that the 'Ndrangheta may have been behind the killing of Kuciak and his fiancee whom police found dead at their home near Bratislava on Sunday.

Police made seven arrests, including a businessman alleged to have links to the mafia in Italy and to officials close to Robert Fico, the Slovakian prime minister.

The murder shocked the whole country.

Some of the protesters at the peaceful march then moved to the office of Prime Minister Fico to demand the government's resignation.

Two close Fico associates were forced to resign after the article was posthumously published on Wednesday, while one minister quit in protest.

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The seven suspects were detained during raids in seven locations in eastern Slovakia. He identified the detainees by their first names and initials and some of these appeared to match names of Italian businesspeople who were the focus of Kuciak's final report for news website aktuality.sk.

One of the subjects of Kuciak's final report was Antonino Vadala, a businessman who the Slovak registry shows briefly owned a firm with Maria Troskova, an aide to Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Troskova and the secretary of the country's Security Council, also mentioned in Kuciak's reporting, resigned on February 28 pending results of the investigation. In a statement, both denied any involvement in the journalist's killing. He said people are trying to determine whether they can trust politicians.

Christophe Deloire deplored what he called the "appalling climate for journalists" created by government leaders in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Meanwhile, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on March 2 warned European Union leaders against undermining the security of journalists in the wake of Kuciak's murder.

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