Environmental organizations called three-hour roadblock protests on multiple roads in Serbia on Jan. 3.
The protests were organized to demand "abolishing the Jadar project," that is, that the government withdraw the special purpose plan for the Jadar mine.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the authorities had accepted the demands of the people who blocked main traffic arteries in Serbia in previous months, and called the continued protests and roadblocks demanding the state cancel all deals with the Rio Tinto company -- political game playing.
"There will be no steps, no new action by Rio Tinto in the future until we discuss it amongst ourselves in any way. When that will happen -- that time is far away since we haven't received any studies," Vucic said.