Mass protests took place in the Serbian capital Belgrade last night. According to DW, several thousand people took to the streets to show dissatisfaction with the introduction in the city curfew in connection with the coronavirus.
Protesters tried to storm the Parliament building. Some threw stones at police, flares. In turn, law enforcement officers used against the demonstrators with tear gas.
According to the interior Ministry, in front of the Parliament building gathered about five thousand people. Several people were detained, the exact number is not reported.
Serbian police have managed to force protesters out of the parliament in Belgrade, after they stormed the building this evening.
There are currently thousands of demonstrators on the streets, angered by the reinstatement of a weekend lockdown to curb the spread of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/pBdGPOYNHg
— Balkan Insight (@BalkanInsight) July 7, 2020
Recall, quarantine restrictions in Serbia was cancelled back in June. This decision of some associated with desire of the President Aleksandar Vucic to be held on 21 June parliamentary elections, which ended with the victory of his party. However, recently epidemiological situation in the country began to deteriorate: 7 July there were 13 deaths is a record in the country since the beginning of the pandemic. Vucic announced the introduction in the Serbian capital of a curfew.
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