The head of the opposition Party of Freedom and Justice (SSP) Dragan Djilas and several of his associates were verbally attacked by a group of people in the Western town of Sabac where they formed a local SSP branch, the Beta news agency reported on Monday.
Djilas tweeted the incident, ironically saying that “this is how young, and of course decent, non-violent and well-behaved members of the SNS (the ruling Serbian Progressive Party of President Aleksandar Vucic) welcomed us.”
Ovako su nas dočekali mladi i naravno pristojni, nenasilni i kulturni članovi SNS-a u Šapcu. Kakav predsednik takvi i sledbenici.pic.twitter.com/0jxTBbO15o— Dragan Djilas (@DraganDjilas)June 24, 2019
The group called the opposition members “Shiptars,” a pejorative name for the Kosovo Albanians used in Serbia.
SSP later formed a local branch in the town.