Organisers of the ongoing protests in Belgrade asked Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to present his plan for a final agreement with Kosovo if he had one, media in Belgrade are reporting.
Protestors told Vucic they were those who he should address, not “Brussels, Washington, Moscow or Pristina,” adding in a statement that his policy led to “the withdrawal of Serbia from Kosovo.”
“It’s been eight years since you promised you would cancel everything anyone has signed concerning Kosovo once you come to power. You have been in power for seven years now, and it’s been six years since you have signed the Brussels Agreement and imposed it (on Serbia)," the protesters reminded Vucic. They blamed the President for “installing criminals (close to him) to rule the no man’s land” after he “withdrew Serbia’s institution from the north of Kosovo.” “We demand that you stop acting as you own this country and to tell Serbia’s citizens what is your plan for Kosovo.”
“If you don’t have one, come out and tell people,” the protesters’ statement said. It asked Vucic “why our country’s stances are decided upon during private lunches with (Kosovo’s President) Hashim Thaci in New York, and not in Serbia’s Parliament?” Citizens of Belgrade first hit the streets of the capital on December 5, a day after an opposition leader had been severely beaten in the central town of Krusevac before the Alliance for Serbia (SzS), an anti-government grouping held a meeting there. The first protest against violence in society was held under the “Stop to bloody shirts” slogan after Borko Stefanovic was filmed in an emergency room with his shirt soaked with blood pouring from the back of his head. Last Saturday the demonstrations spread across Serbia to the central town of Kragujevac, the southern city of Nis, the northern city of Novi Sad and western town of Pozega. On Thursday night, the protest was held in the southern town of Kursumlija, for the third time despite the cold and heavy snowfall over the previous 24 hours.