Mass protest in Belgrade against agreement with NATO

Photo: Zavetnici

BELGRADE – Several thousand people protested in front of the Serbian Presidency building at Andricev Venac in Belgrade over ratification of the Agreement between Serbia and NATO on cooperation in the field of logistic support. The protest was organized by representatives of the Serbian Organization Zavetnici and movement Obraz.

Photo: Zavetnici
Photo: Zavetnici

They requested a referendum on the law, as well as on Serbia’s approach to NATO until March 27th.

Photo: Zavetnici
Photo: Zavetnici

The protesters carried flags of Serbia, photographs of Vladimir Putin as well as banners against NATO and shouted “Kosovo is Serbia” and sang patriotic songs.

Photo: Zavetnici
Photo: Zavetnici

At the rally in front of the Serbian Government was said that the law on cooperation with NATO was adopted against the will of the people and against the Constitution of Serbia, because, as they said, the infrastructure is given to NATO troops and they are allowed to “roam our territory”.

Zavetnici announced that on Monday they will submit an application to the Constitutional Court of Serbia to declare the law unconstitutional.

The walk finished in front the Embassy of Russia, where a letter was handed, stating that the law which confirms the agreement with NATO “was not adopted in the name of the people”.

The protest went without incidents.

8 COMMENTS

    • When have you ever been to Russia? The past 20yrs in Russia is better than anytime I can ever remember in Canada or the US. It is obvious to me you have not visited Russia in decades! I have lived in the evil Empire for most of my life, enough to tell you Serbia has nothing but, potential. Serbs MUST STOP selling out for nothing. Simple economics 101.

    • Obraz is right there, the rest I could not see. The other symbol is Zavetnici, the ideology of Obraz, Dveri and Naši is far from appealing or practical, the crux of the matter here is they stand up to the violation of sovereignty though, hence their ultra nationalist leaning pales in comparison to NATO fascism.

  1. Ultra-nationalism never helps, but it is difficult to keep a balanced point of view in a country that recieves pretend friendship from NATO in words, and a lot of humiliation in actions. I reckon you can never make firends with the empire of NATO racism supporters.

    • Completely true, ultra nationalism is not helpful for this cause; but it is mostly borne out of reaction towards hypocritical criminals claiming to be “allies”. Once those aggression stage is passed those groups would go into oblivion. One can never make friends with the empire of NATO racism supporters and even if they did it would bite one back eventually like they are doing to their ally Turkey now, but the world does not consist of them and there are other blocks to form alliances with. I remember those support groups for Libya, a great solidarity was formed out of this. These type of street alliances could be turned into military ones and it would prove very beneficial.

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