Sixth Belgrade protest calm, incident free, protests abroad

Sixth Belgrade protest calm, incident free, protests abroad

Sixth Belgrade protest calm, incident free, protests abroad Izvor: N1

The sixth evening of protests in central Belgrade started after dark with a much smaller crowd than on all the previous evening, and the Serbs living abroad also demonstrated in support of their compatriots at home, the media reported.

The few hundred people stood on the street and sidewalk in front of parliament, whistling, shouting slogans and carrying banners with a variety of messages directed against the authorities.

N1 reporters at the protest said that the crowd was made up of mostly young people, some with pet dogs, adding that the gathering was much more peaceful and free of tension than before. Uniformed police equipped with riot gear were deployed behind parliament but did not don helmets and shields. Video footage showed people coming up to speak to officers and pet the police horses with no visible tension.

A group of several dozen young people stood at the barrier fence in front of the steps to the doors of parliament, at times shouting offensive slogans against President Aleksandar Vucic and calling for the authorities to step down. A few of them jumped over the barrier to speak to plainclothes police on the steps but returned to stand with the crowd.

No incidents happened before the crowd broke up.

Protest gatherings were reported in the southern city of Nis, Krusevac, Cacak, Zrenjan and Novi Sad and by Serbians in Vienna and Hamburg.

Hamburg Izvor: Čitalac N1
Hamburg

 A noon gathering was organized in front of the UN headquarters in New York as a show of support for the protests in Serbia, demanding that foreign media reported on protests in their home country and asked the world organisation to react.

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