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Serbian Prime Minister condemned the riots at the Parliament for measures against COVID

The Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic condemned the riots that occurred in downtown Belgrade in the night of Wednesday, after President Aleksandar Vucic announced plans of imposing new restrictions in order to combat coronavirus.

According to the interior Ministry, in front of the Parliament building on Tuesday evening gathered about 5 thousand people, the smaller of which headed opposition activists Daniel and Srdjan Knežević Tion broke through a police cordon and stormed into the hall of the Assembly, but were later arrested. The most radical protesters attacked police cordons were able to enter the hall of the building of Parliament of Serbia, burned three police cars and several garbage containers. In response, the police used tear gas and other non-lethal weapons, the number of detainees is not reported.

The Serbian Prime Minister stressed that it is "about the greatest crisis on the planet since the Second world war."

Utilities early in the morning started harvesting the effects of the disturbances, the centre of Belgrade is back to normal.

The organizers of the protest action by the group of opposition parties, announced a boycott held in the country on 21 June parliamentary elections. The opposition accuses the government, led Survived to delay these elections, and the issuance of permits for a massive sporting and other events, where it was impossible to comply with the measures of social distancing, as previously warned experts. Survived until now, all charges were dismissed.

The Serbian President on Tuesday night announced that from Friday to Monday again curfews during a state of emergency from March to may 6th. Vucic also said that currently only about 4 thousand persons are in hospitals with COVID-19, and in the capital Belgrade medical facilities are nearly full. The country plans to deploy more than 10 COVID-hospitals.

As reported on Tuesday the Ministry of health in Serbia during day 13 patients died of the coronavirus that is the maximum of the pandemic. Thus, the number of victims has reached 330, the total number of patients since the beginning of the pandemic was 16 719.

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