Anti-government protests sweeping Serbia are showing no signs of abating as thousands once again took to the streets of Belgrade and other cities on Saturday against President-elect and current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.
In Belgrade, thousands converged on the Serbian government headquarters for the sixth continuous day of protests following Vucic’s election-win on April 2. Protesters accuse Vucic of being an autocratic leader, and fear that he will continue to control government through his ruling Serbian Progressive Party despite the role of the President being largely a ceremonial one.
The largely student-led demonstrators reportedly accused broadcasters of bias in favor of Vucic during the election campaign and called for the resignation of top management among media regulators. They also called for the resignation of parliament speaker and Vucic ally Maja Gojkovic over her decision to suspend parliamentary sessions until after the vote. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful