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Serbia: Journalists demand dismissal of Defence Minister over sexist remarks02:20

Serbia: Journalists demand dismissal of Defence Minister over sexist remarks

Serbia, Belgrade
December 21, 2015 at 00:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around a hundred Serbian journalists took to the streets of Belgrade on Monday, demanding the dismissal of Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic, over sexist remarks made to a female journalist.

Protesters held banners with messages such as "journalists do not kneel," while several addressed the crowd with a megaphone. The protest was called by the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia. (NUNS). Similar protests took place all across the country.

Gasic sparked outrage on December 7 when he commented "I like these female journalists who kneel down so easily", after female journalist Zlatija Labovic from B92 Television knelt down in front of him.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic announced shortly after that he will be removed from his charge. Nevertheless, the resignation has not been made official, causing anger among journalists who are demanding that he be dismissed immediately.

Serbia: Journalists demand dismissal of Defence Minister over sexist remarks02:20
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Around a hundred Serbian journalists took to the streets of Belgrade on Monday, demanding the dismissal of Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic, over sexist remarks made to a female journalist.

Protesters held banners with messages such as "journalists do not kneel," while several addressed the crowd with a megaphone. The protest was called by the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia. (NUNS). Similar protests took place all across the country.

Gasic sparked outrage on December 7 when he commented "I like these female journalists who kneel down so easily", after female journalist Zlatija Labovic from B92 Television knelt down in front of him.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic announced shortly after that he will be removed from his charge. Nevertheless, the resignation has not been made official, causing anger among journalists who are demanding that he be dismissed immediately.