In the evening of May 30, rightists rallied in downtown Belgrade for the second time in two days to protest the situation in northern Kosovo, reiterating their demand that President Aleksandar Vucic and his government protect the Serbs in Kosovo or resign from office.
The demonstrators, numbering several dozen, gathered in front of the German Embassy and ended their protest at the New Palace, where the president’s office is located. Along the way, exclamations such as “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia” and “Russia” could be heard, along with verbal abuse aimed at the NATO members whose embassies the procession passed. No incidents occurred.
Calls to the rally were issued by rightist organizations via social media. The attendees included Borko Puskic, an MP of the Dveri movement, and historian Milos Kovic, one of the founders of the Movement for the Defense of Kosovo and Metohija, who has been banned from entering Bosnia and Herzegovina due to his stance on war crimes committed in that country.
Another gathering has been announced for 6 p.m. on May 31, when a moleben – or service of supplication – will be held in front of the Church of St. Sava, followed by a protest march.
A similar rally was staged in the evening of May 29, blocking the section of Freeway A1 at Belgrade’s Autokomanda exit and overpass.