In Trstenik, the town in central Serbia, people gathered on Thursday night for the first anti-government rally, thus joining several cities and towns where the protest went on for a while, N1 reported.
The participants in the “Protest against dictatorship” said they gathered to support the demands made by others in Serbia.
“We are sending a message that we have started the struggle for the liberation from a man ( President Aleksandar Vucic) who took all the power in his hands, the man who humiliate pensioners, businessmen, farmers, doctors,” Bojan Petrovic, a local entrepreneur said.
Petrovic was briefly detained last December ahead of Vucic’s visit to Trstenik after he wrote on his Facebook profile he would come to the opening of a new factory and put a question to the President.
“My arrest is a proof that we don’t live in a free country,” Petrovic said.
The professors and associates at the Philosophy Faculty in Belgrade said on Friday they supported anti-government protests across Serbia, saying “as scientists, we recognise many signs of a dictatorship in the current authorities’ behaviour.”
Trstenik joined the list of places in Serbia where the anti-government protests were held following Belgraders who hit the streets on Saturdays' starting in early December after an opposition leader was beaten.