Belgrade protests mass shootings with tens of thousands.

Belgrade protests mass shootings with tens of thousands.
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In response to two mass shootings that killed 18 people, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Belgrade to express their dissatisfaction with the government. The protesters believe that the government has failed to control the promotion of violence in the media and criminal elements in society. They demanded the resignations of President Aleksandar Vucic, Interior Minister Bratislav Gasic, and the head of Serbia’s security agency. The government denied the opposition’s claims and accused them of using the protests for political gain. The protest was attended by “tens of thousands,” according to RushHourDaily. At a counter-rally, Vucic accused the opposition of exploiting the mass shootings for political gain.
On Wednesday, October 16th, tens of thousands of Belgraders took to the streets in protest to condemn mass shootings that have taken place in Serbia in recent weeks. Led by a group called the Dosta je Bilo (‘Enough Is Enough’) Movement, people of all ages peacefully demanded change from their government. Assisted by amplified sound systems and mass horns, the protest began in front of the National Assembly of Serbia and went on for two hours, filled with chants of popular slogans such as “We want changes” and “No violence”.

Organizers of the peaceful rally, including rights groups and urban planners, saw the protests as an opportunity to give voice to the victims and call for the government to take action against the criminal network that is believed to be behind multiple undetected fatal shootings. Furthermore, they also wanted to change the narrative that gun violence is ‘normal’ in Serbia.

Many protesters expressed their frustration with the current administration in Serbia, which to date has not done enough to investigate the shootings and protect citizens from guns. In addition to the demonstration in Street Republic Square, the Movement has organized marches in cities all around Serbia’s Belgrade.

In the hopes of understanding the scope of the problem and to prevent further lives lost to gun violence, demonstrators call on the government of Serbia to implement a strategy that will ensure that gun laws in the country are respected and enforced.

The presence of the police force in the protest was limited, as authorities recognized the peaceful cause of the Rally. This served as an example of the respect and tolerance of citizens’ right to assemble, which is deeply valued in the Belgrade culture.

The actions of the people of Belgrade in the face of violence have sent a powerful message of resistance to crimes and criminality. We hope that the authorities will respond positively to the demands of the people, take active steps to end the problem of mass shootings, and ensure that justice is served to those responsible for the shootings.

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