#1 Of 5 Million

Protests Radicalised

Protests in Serbia Radicalised

Protests that began in December last year, among citizens and part of the political opposition against President Aleksandar Vučić and the Serbian government were radicalised in mid-March when a group of protesters – led by some opposition leaders – entered the premises of national broadcaster Radio-Television Serbia (RTS) to demand that they be permitted to address Serbian citizens directly in a broadcast.

The RTS editorial board rejected the protestors’ request, with police stepping in to move protesters away from RTS’s premises. The next day saw a section of protesters surround the building of the Serbian Presidency in an attempt to address President Vučić followers his statement to the public. Apart from Belgrade, these protests, dubbed ‘#1 of 5 million’, have taken place in Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac and more than 50 towns across Serbia.