The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic found guilty of organizing the protests in Belgrade. About it reports TASS.
In a special address to the nation the head of state blamed the riots foreign intelligence agencies. “The face of right-wing orientation, the extremists of the Pro-fascist organizations attacked the National Assembly, stormed the Parliament of Serbia, a few hours brutally attacked members of the police of Serbia, insulted them, threw stones, beat”, — he said.
Vucic said that the police responded only after the protesters seized the hall of the Parliament, and during a clash with law enforcement officers used knives, stones and Molotov cocktails. In his words, to understand the situation, including the search for the guilty among the foreign special services, will be the Serbian police.
The Serbian leader has linked the protests and clashes with police with the forthcoming negotiations under the auspices of the EU on the issue of the unrecognized Kosovo. Vucic also called on Serbs not to take part in the protests, so as not to infect each other, Recalling that day in Serbia from the coronavirus died 11 people, 118 people are on ventilators.
On 8 July Reuters reported that the residents of Belgrade stormed the Parliament building in protest against the quarantine measures imposed by the government. In the Central square of the city spontaneously gathered several thousand people. A small group managed to break through a police cordon and break into the parliamentary building but were pushed back by police. It is reported that after the arrival of reinforcements, security forces used tear gas to drive away the crowd from the Parliament.
Among the new restrictions — a curfew on weekdays, and the prohibition to gather in groups of more than five persons, residents of the capital.
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