The head of the local Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) in Krusevac told the Beta news agency on Monday that a crowd of thousands gathered in that town in a show of support for President Aleksandar Vucic.
SNS local branch chief Nenad Andric said that the gathering, which he claims was spontaneous, was held under the slogan Stop to Bloody Scenarios to show the level of support for Vucic and opposition to what he said are “unjust and brutal attacks” against the president.
Andric claimed that the protest march was not linked to the SNS. According to him, the crowd gathered in front of the local SNS offices and the party officials “could not refuse to heed their desire for the march”.
The march started in front of the SNS offices and the crowd carried banners saying Stop Bloody Scenarios and Djilas Don’t Kill Serbia.
This is the second gathering of its kind in support of Vucic following the publication and ban on a photograph of the president at an arms fair on the cover of NIN weekly. The SNS is known to have organized mass gatherings in support of Vucic since it came to power.