Scuffles broke out between opposition and riot police after protesters forced their way into the offices of a public broadcaster in Belgrade, demanding they be put on air. Police resorted to force to evict the crowd. Protesters against the government of Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic stormed the headquarters of the country’s public broadcaster RTS on Saturday evening. Tensions were running high early in the day when huge crowds of opposition activists swarmed the streets to march to the RTS offices to allegedly call for more press freedom.
These protests come after the Serb opposition leader Djilas made frequent stops in Skopje to meet with Zaev and reps of the US Embassy. MINA has reported for nearly a year that Serbia is next for a ‘regime change’ orchestrated by Washington. All meetings and the overall planning for this operation are taking place in Skopje. The protesters initially planned to stage a 2-hour sit-in in front of the building housing. However, the situation soon spiraled out of control. While they were chanting slogans outside, a group of protesters led by the leader of right-wing Dveri party Bosko Obradovic and his ally, prominent oppositional politician Dragan Djilas, stormed the officers, occupying several floors.
Inside Serbian public broadcaster RTS, riot police are now forcefully expelling anti-govt protesters from the premises.More footage on our feed.#1od5miliona pic.twitter.com/U9KJBQr6n3 — Balkan Insight (@BalkanInsight) March 16, 2019