Protests against Serbian president enter its sixth week
[14/يناير/2019] SANAA, Jan. 14 (Saba) - Thousands of people demonstrated in the Serbian capital Belgrade on Saturday against President Aleksandar Vučić and his ruling Serbian Progressive Party, calling for freedom of information and an end to attacks against journalists and opposition politicians. and any secret agreement with Kosovo.
Demonstrators gathered by the coalition for Serbia, an opposition rally of 30 parties and organizations, gathered in the center of the capital's streets in the sixth such protest in six weeks.
The march came days before a scheduled visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.
Putin's upcoming visit to support Aleksandar Vučić and his ruling party, whose supporters decided to organize a massive rally, welcomed Putin on Thursday.
Protesters in Belgrade also accuse their president of preparing a negotiated settlement with Kosovo, a key precondition for Serbia to join the European Union.
Aleksandar Vučić said in December he would not bow to opposition demands "even if five million people go down the street."