Second night of riots in Serbian capital causes shock (+ Photos)
Belgrade, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian capital experienced a second night of violence as a result of the riots caused by various groups that confronted the police, beat participants in the protest and destroyed everything in their path.
Multiple incidents, which began at 18:00 and lasted well into the night, took place in various parts of Belgrade, with the epicenter at the headquarters of the National Assembly, ended with 19 police officers and 17 protesters injured, according to spokespersons of medical services.
The Attorney General's Office reported that 25 people were prosecuted for infractions and criminal acts committed during the clashes, most of them suspected of provoking dangerous acts and violent behavior, while the investigations continue.
Detachments of police and gendarmerie positioned themselves as a preventive measure at the points where the actions of these groups, made up mostly of young people, occurred the previous night.
However, they did nothing to hinder the peaceful march of citizens opposed to the restrictions suggested by the authorities to stop the evident outbreak and propagation of Covid-19 and dissatisfied with the management of the epidemic crisis.
The waters broke the dam once again when people began to join, who, in the opinion of political analysts and sociologists, pursue goals that have nothing in common with citizen dissatisfaction, with slogans and speeches unrelated to the virus issue.
In addition to assaulting and provoking the agents, who were following strict orders to limit themselves to containment, the extremists razed commercial premises, destroyed security fences, traffic signs, paralyzed the city center and attacked buildings and specific people, such as the headquarters of public television and cameramen.
The assessment of Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin was that the disorder and violence on the streets are an attempt at a coup d'etat, forcible seizure of power and an instigation for civil war.
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