Skip to content

At least 14 injured and more than 70 detained in Friday night protests in Belgrade

July 11, 2020

Serb police director Vladimir Rebic said Saturday that 14 police officers were injured and 71 people arrested in the riots in front of the parliament in Belgrade on Friday evening.

“Yesterday (Friday) 14 police officers were injured and 71 people were arrested,” said Rebic at a press conference. At least 130 police officers have been injured since the protests began in the Serbian capital.

The most recent incident happened when a group of young people singing patriotic hymns faced a group of peaceful demonstrators, tore Parliament’s metal railing, and broke into the main door of Parliament in Belgrade.

At least 14 injured and more than 70 detained in Friday night protests in BelgradeAt least 14 injured and more than 70 detained in Friday night protests in Belgrade

The agents positioned themselves inside and managed to set up a security chain while the group threw bottles, torches and stones at them. Finally, the police used tear gas to disperse the crowd that they described as “nationalists” and “hooligans.”