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Serbia: Thousands march through Belgrade on anniv. of politician Oliver Ivanovic's assassination02:33

Serbia: Thousands march through Belgrade on anniv. of politician Oliver Ivanovic's assassination

Serbia, Belgrade
January 17, 2019 at 00:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Belgrade on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Serbian Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader and prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic.

Citizens also gathered outside Belgrade's Church of St Sava to light candles in his memory alongside banners bearing the slogan "there is still more of us."

Ivanovic, 64, was shot six times by unknown assailants during a drive-by shooting in the city of Mitrovica, and subsequently died in hospital on January 16 2018. The perpetrators escaped and no one has been charged in relation to the crime.

The incident halted EU-mediated talks between Kosovar and Serb delegates that had been set to resume that day in Brussels.

Serbia: Thousands march through Belgrade on anniv. of politician Oliver Ivanovic's assassination02:33
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Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Belgrade on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Serbian Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader and prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic.

Citizens also gathered outside Belgrade's Church of St Sava to light candles in his memory alongside banners bearing the slogan "there is still more of us."

Ivanovic, 64, was shot six times by unknown assailants during a drive-by shooting in the city of Mitrovica, and subsequently died in hospital on January 16 2018. The perpetrators escaped and no one has been charged in relation to the crime.

The incident halted EU-mediated talks between Kosovar and Serb delegates that had been set to resume that day in Brussels.

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