Protest in Belgrade

The citizens’ initiative “Let’s Not Drown Belgrade” announced it will hold a protest Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Belgrade City Hall, Dragoslava Jovanovica Str. #2.  The protest is against the recent demolition of buildings in Savamala.  After the protest, rally participants will walk through Belgrade.  From City Hall, they will proceed on Decanska, Nusiceva, Svetogorska and Takovska streets to Nikola Pasic Square, the Radio Television of Serbia building at Takovska 10, and then back to City Hall.  The official estimate of expected event participants is 4,000 to 5,000.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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