During the searches of the protesters in Serbia found "Molotov cocktails"
Police found during the searches of protesters in the capital of Serbia prepared Molotov cocktails and gas masks, said the Deputy mayor of Belgrade Goran Vesic.
In Belgrade and other cities of Serbia from 7 July evening held mass protests against government policies against the background of restrictive measures because of COVID-19. The Director of police of Serbia Vladimir Rebić said on Saturday that during the riots the night before, injured 14 police officers (from the beginning of the protests - 130) arrested 71 people. Deputy mayor Goran Vesic said that the damage to the Serbian capital from the violent protests in the city center, until July 9 was one million euros, counting losses continues. From Saturday to Sunday, the protest passed almost peacefully, with the arrest of a few aggressive protesters at the end.
"The police night (Sunday) during a search of hooligan and neo-Nazi groups who came to the meetings to the national Assembly (Parliament), found Molotov cocktails and gas masks. The city of Belgrade, together with the police found stone blocks hidden in containers nearby, which was prepared for the attack on the police last night," wrote the Deputy mayor Facebоok.
The current protests in Serbia are characterized by high aggression of the protesters against journalists. Moreover, the attacks occurred as employees of TV channels and agencies, critically illuminating the actions of the authorities and employees of the state media. With serious injuries in hospitals are at least three journalists, smashed cameras, reported cases of threats and beatings by the aggressive protesters. Police responding to the aggression of demonstrators using tear gas, smoke bombs, stun grenades and physical force.
The participants of the mass protests in front of the Assembly of Serbia require, in particular, the resignation of President Aleksandar Vucic and protest against plans of the authorities to toughen measures against the spread of coronavirus. The protests have no single organizer or a clear plan of action. Among the participants in different days were observed by representatives of the Serbian opposition, but the protesters mainly react negatively to their appearance in their ranks. So, the ex-mayor of Belgrade Dragan Djilas and actor Sergei Trifunovic under attack, and former President Boris tadić insulted.