Protest continues outside Serbian Parliament

Hunger strike for 4 MPs from majority and opposition

11 May, 15:43

    (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, MAY 11 - A hunger strike that began on Sunday afternoon outside the Serbian parliament continued on Monday.

    The reasons why the four MPs - two from the government majority and two from the opposition - are engaging in this protest differ. The behaviour of Bosko Obradovic, one of the leaders of the radical opposition against President Aleksandar Vucic, has attracted criticism. The MP spent the night outside of parliament where some claim he had eaten dinner beforehand. Representatives of his party Dveri, according to media reports, gave him a sleeping bag, a pillow and a blanket to keep him warm during the night. Miladin Sevarlic, an independent MP who is protesting alongside Obradovic, reportedly entered the building but spent much of the time outside of it. Spending the entire night outside the building were instead Aleksandar Martinovic and Sandra Bozic, the two MPs from the government majority party SNS under President Vucic, who on Monday morning accused Obradovic of hypocrisy. Martinovic and Bozic are protesting against the lack of reaction from the prosector's office and judges on the violent act of protest committed by Obradovic on Friday, when along with a group of his supporters he had blocked the entrance to the parliament and brutally beat an MP. The behaviour, they said, is intolerable and 'fascist' and must be punished. Obradovic spoke about his protest on Sunday evening, saying that it was for an additional six-month postponement for elections (which had been scheduled for April 26 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are expected to be held on June 21) and for the formation of a technocrat government in the meanwhile. MP Sevarlic is instead protesting against the position taken by the government and the president on the issue of Kosovo.


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