Sixth Serbia Against Violence protest held in Belgrade

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The sixth Serbia Against Violence protest ended on Friday evening after the protesters symbolically formed a ring around the Serbian Government headquarters.

Messages were posted on the main door of the Government building saying “Closed Due to Ignorance,” “Closed Due to Arrogance,” “Closed Due to Corruption,” and “Closed Due to Incompetence.”

Students carried banners reading “Students Against Violence,” “Students are Not Silent.”

Protesters shouted “Vucic leave,” and held up banners with the slogan “Serbia Against Violence.”

Some protesters carried life-size cutouts of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, editor-in-chief of the pro-regime tabloid Informer Dragan Vucicevic, Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM) chief Olivera Zekic and pro-regime Pink TV owner Zeljko Mitrovic in striped prison uniforms.

Protesters released black and while balloons with messages “Vucic Go Away” and “System Restart” on them.

Outside the Government building Belgrade University students addressed the crowd saying the Serbia Against Violence protests are peaceful and asked the people to disperse.

“If our demands and the demands of our people are not met, we will see you next week at the same place,” they said, announcing the end of the sixth Serbia Against Violence protest.