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Serbia: Demonstration planned in Belgrade January 16

Demonstrators to march in Belgrade on one-year anniversary of politician's assassination; localized transportation disruptions possible

12 Jan 07:34 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Belgrade). COUNTRY/REGION Belgrade, Serbia
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Event

A demonstration is set to take place in Belgrade on Wednesday, January 16, to mark the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic. A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are possible in the vicinity of any demonstrations.

Context

Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic was assassinated in a drive-by shooting by unknown assailants in North Mitrovica (Kosovo) on January 16, 2018. Prosecutors detained three people in connection with the murder in November 2018; the court proceedings are set to begin on February 23.

Advice

Individuals in Serbia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized transportation and business disruptions.  

 

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