Protests over the law on property expropriation and referendum were organized in Belgrade and Novi Sad over the weekend, and organizers said several activists had been detained. Activists claim the new laws are harmful to the environment.
Hundreds of protesters blocked major roads and bridges in Serbia on Saturday as they rallied against new laws that green activists argue will give free rein to foreign mining companies, causing irreparable damage to the environment.
Activists have threatened further action if the laws on property expropriation and referendum aren’t withdrawn.
Environmentalists and civil society groups have expressed dismay that authorities have lowered the referendum threshold.
Source: DW, Photo screenshot/YoutTube NovaS