Serbia: Far-right groups storm protests against restrictive measures, spread chaos

Serbia: Far-right groups storm protests against restrictive measures, spread chaos

The peaceful protests against the government’s decision to declare a state of emergency in Belgrade escalated to hand-to-hand combat between protesters and security forces, following an attack by Srđan Nogo’s far-right clan, which attempted to enter the National Assembly.

The protesters began throwing fireworks at police forces, which used tear gas to quell attacks by the far-right groups.

The group led by Nogo was located right at the entrance of the Assembly, from where they were shouting far-right and anti-immigrant slogans, while also chanting “We will not leave Kosovo,” “Oh, Kosovo, Kosovo.”

Nogo is widely known for his far-right rhetoric and dissemination of conspiracy theories against vaccines. The protesters, among other things, shouted “We will not allow the settlement of immigrants”, sang Chetnik songs, while throwing pots, fireworks and stones at police forces which responded by throwing tear gas. /ibna