Citizens of Belgrade March in Protest against Violence in Serbia on May 19 | Beta Briefing

Citizens of Belgrade March in Protest against Violence in Serbia on May 19

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Archive / News | 22.05.23 | access_time 06:24

Serbia against Violence protest in Belgrade on May 19 (BETAPHOTO/MILOS MISKOV)

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belgrade on May 19 demanding resignations and accountability from the government after 18 died and over 20 were wounded in two mass murders early in May.

The third iteration of the Serbia against Violence protest began in front of the Serbian parliament, after which tens of thousands of protesters marched down one of Belgrade's main streets and then blocked a highway.

The Democratic Party, the People's Party, the Green Left Front - Don't Let Belgrade Drown, the Together party, the Freedom and Justice Party, the Free Citizens Movement, the Concord trade union and Movement for a Turnaround called for the protest.

The demands include putting a stop to the glorification of violence in media outlets and public space, the sacking of the Electronic Media Regulatory Body's Council, shutting down print media outlets that promote hate and violence, revoking the national broadcasting licenses of television stations that exalt violence, and the resignations of Serbian Interior Minister Bratislav Gasic and Security and Information Agency director Aleksandar Vulin. The next demonstration will take place on May 27.

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