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Tension in Belgrade as protesters demand Vucic’s resignation

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Reportage. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic pardoned most of the people who commandeered a public television station Saturday, but he refuses to be rattled by the large protests. International players still have his back, wary of a disunited opposition.

written by Loka Bogdanic

Topic European Union


March 20, 2019

The past few days have been filled with tension in Serbia. On Saturday night, in Belgrade, a hundred protesters broke into the public television station, stopping the scheduled broadcasts and accusing the government of manipulating the media. On Sunday, a few thousand demonstrators protested in front of the president’s office. President Aleksandar Vucic made a press statement reiterating that he was not afraid of the protesters, whom he unhesitatingly condemned as “fascists.”

The protests resumed Monday, after the opposition announced that it would not stop until the 18 demonstrators arrested on Saturday night were released.........

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