BELGRADE – Dveri Movement activists paid homage to Serb victims slaughtered in Bratunac, Srebrenica and the wider area of Podrinje, eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina, by lighting candles at Belgrade’s St Mark’s Church on Saturday.
Dveri supporters cancelled the announced rally in front of the Serbian parliament building, since on Friday the police banned all public gatherings on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of crimes against Muslims in Srebrenica.
The movement’s followers attended the memorial service at the St. Mark’s Church instead and paid tribute to the Serb victims killed in Srebrenica, but also to all other Serb victims who died in wars in former Yugoslavia and in WWI and WWII.
President of the Dveri Movement Bosko Obradovic told journalist after the service that the Serbian people is not an invading, genocidal or criminal one. “It is the Serbian people that survived genocide three times in the 20th century, and it is a disgrace to label it as genocidal,” he said.
Obradovic highlighted that the Muslim forces led by Naser Oric killed 3,260 Serbs in the Srebrenica-Podrinje area from 1992 to 1995, among whom women and children, adding, however, that these victims are being ignored and denied.
Dveri supporters wanted to take a walk to the Serbian parliament building after the memorial service and bow at the ”Wailing Wall” made of the photographs of more than 500 Serb victims slain by Albanian terrorists in Kosovo-Metohija from 1998 to 2000, but were not allowed to do that.