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Serbia: Thousands protest new deal with NATO in Belgrade02:43

Serbia: Thousands protest new deal with NATO in Belgrade

Serbia, Belgrade
February 20, 2016 at 16:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people took the streets of Belgrade on Saturday to protest against new legislation that allows NATO troops immunity and freedom of movement throughout Serbia. The protest was organised by the pro-Russian Zavetnici movement (Patrons) and was supported by other pro-Russian and anti-EU groups.

Protesters held Russian flags and chanted pro-Russian slogans such as, "Russia, we don't need the EU." They also chanted anti-government slogans such as "treason" and "murderers", and called out the name of Milica Rakic, a girl who was killed in her home by NATO air strikes in 1999 during the Kosovo War.

Protesters marched form the Presidential building to the Russian embassy and on their way passed the ruined headquarters of the former Yugoslav Army that were also hit by NATO air strikes in 1999.

Serbia: Thousands protest new deal with NATO in Belgrade02:43
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Thousands of people took the streets of Belgrade on Saturday to protest against new legislation that allows NATO troops immunity and freedom of movement throughout Serbia. The protest was organised by the pro-Russian Zavetnici movement (Patrons) and was supported by other pro-Russian and anti-EU groups.

Protesters held Russian flags and chanted pro-Russian slogans such as, "Russia, we don't need the EU." They also chanted anti-government slogans such as "treason" and "murderers", and called out the name of Milica Rakic, a girl who was killed in her home by NATO air strikes in 1999 during the Kosovo War.

Protesters marched form the Presidential building to the Russian embassy and on their way passed the ruined headquarters of the former Yugoslav Army that were also hit by NATO air strikes in 1999.

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