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Serbia: Watch anti-NATO protesters burn EU & US flags01:24

Serbia: Watch anti-NATO protesters burn EU & US flags

Serbia, Belgrade
March 24, 2015 at 14:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-NATO protesters burnt the flags of NATO, EU, the USA and Kosovo during the '99 NATO bombing's anniversary in Belgrade, Tuesday.

The protesters, mostly belonging to the Serbian Radical Party, waved Russian flags and flags of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) while chanting slogans against the Serbian government. After the rally in front of the ruins of the former Yugoslav Army Headquaters - destroyed by NATO during the bombing of Belgrade in 1999 - around 500 people marched towards Belgrade's city centre and ended their march on Republic's Square.

Vojislav Seselj, the leader of the Serbian Radical Party, urged protesters to attack NATO soldiers with rocks, eggs and tomatoes.

NATO started bombing former Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999, which lasted 78 days in total. The operation was not approved by the United Nations. Tuesday's protest was also a response to a deal signed by the Serbian government in Brussels earlier this month, enabling NATO to use Serbian military bases and the country's territory for transit.

Serbia: Watch anti-NATO protesters burn EU & US flags01:24
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Anti-NATO protesters burnt the flags of NATO, EU, the USA and Kosovo during the '99 NATO bombing's anniversary in Belgrade, Tuesday.

The protesters, mostly belonging to the Serbian Radical Party, waved Russian flags and flags of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) while chanting slogans against the Serbian government. After the rally in front of the ruins of the former Yugoslav Army Headquaters - destroyed by NATO during the bombing of Belgrade in 1999 - around 500 people marched towards Belgrade's city centre and ended their march on Republic's Square.

Vojislav Seselj, the leader of the Serbian Radical Party, urged protesters to attack NATO soldiers with rocks, eggs and tomatoes.

NATO started bombing former Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999, which lasted 78 days in total. The operation was not approved by the United Nations. Tuesday's protest was also a response to a deal signed by the Serbian government in Brussels earlier this month, enabling NATO to use Serbian military bases and the country's territory for transit.

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