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Serbia: Anti-Vucic protests continue for fifth night02:17

Serbia: Anti-Vucic protests continue for fifth night

Serbia, Belgrade
April 7, 2017 at 22:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Belgrade for the fifth consecutive day, on Friday, protesting against the presidential victory of serving Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).

Protesters, predominantly students have voiced demands for the resignation of head of the Parliament Maja Gojkovic, saying that during the presidential campaigns she unlawfully adjourned parliament until after Sunday's vote. Other demands include the resignation of the Republic Election Commission for failing to ensure free elections, as well as protesting against media censorship.

Protesters marched from in front of the Parliament to Vuk's monument, university buildings and RTS (Serbian State TV), where they chanted slogans against the state broadcaster in Serbia, demanding to be broadcasted live.

Ljubisav Dokic, nicknamed Joe fired up his engine, famous for driving his wheel loader into the Serbian State TV building during protests against Slobodan Milosevic in 2000 said that he told the activists, "We will go till the end, to replace them all, from the cleaning lady to the president. Everything must be new."

The protest then continued to the government building and ended in front of the parliament.

Similar protests were held in other cities across the country.

Serbia: Anti-Vucic protests continue for fifth night02:17
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Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Belgrade for the fifth consecutive day, on Friday, protesting against the presidential victory of serving Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).

Protesters, predominantly students have voiced demands for the resignation of head of the Parliament Maja Gojkovic, saying that during the presidential campaigns she unlawfully adjourned parliament until after Sunday's vote. Other demands include the resignation of the Republic Election Commission for failing to ensure free elections, as well as protesting against media censorship.

Protesters marched from in front of the Parliament to Vuk's monument, university buildings and RTS (Serbian State TV), where they chanted slogans against the state broadcaster in Serbia, demanding to be broadcasted live.

Ljubisav Dokic, nicknamed Joe fired up his engine, famous for driving his wheel loader into the Serbian State TV building during protests against Slobodan Milosevic in 2000 said that he told the activists, "We will go till the end, to replace them all, from the cleaning lady to the president. Everything must be new."

The protest then continued to the government building and ended in front of the parliament.

Similar protests were held in other cities across the country.

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