Another anti-government protest in Belgrade, this time about Kosovo
Members and supporters of the nationalist Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and the signatories to the Appeal for Defence of Kosovo and Metohija, Belgrade’s official name for its former province, organised a protest on Monday called “Stop to Treason!” “Kosovo is Serbia,” N1 reported.
DSS does not take part in the protests in Belgrade, but the organisers said their rally was not against them, but that they only added the issue of Kosovo because the Saturdays’ demonstration did not deal with it.
“Kosovo is Serbia are three words which are the beginning and the end of the discussion where Kosovo belongs to,” Milos Jovanovic, the DSS leader told the crowd.
The people who protested told N1 they were against the current policy in solving the Kosovo issue.
Anti-government protests that started on December 8 in Belgrade spread to over 60 places across Serbia.
Three protests were held in the northern Kosovo where Serbs create a majority and where the power is in the hands of local politicians loyal to Belgrade.
The primary demands are the resignation of President Aleksandar Vucic, fair elections and free media.
The opposition leaders do not take an active role in the demonstrations in any city, but the Alliance for Serbia (SzS) grouping drafted the Agreement with the People which the protesters started signing during last Saturday’s rally.
The Agreement included the protesters’ demands to the opposition to boycott any election under the current rules and to promise to change the system once in power.