Communal Police officer speaks at protest

Communal Police officer speaks at protest

Communal Police officer speaks at protest Izvor: FoNet/Zoran Mrđa

This Saturday’s anti-government protest in Belgrade was the first to be addressed by a member of the communal police who called staff at state institutions and companies to become whistleblowers.

Whistleblower Aleksandar Todorovski, a communal police officer from the southern city of Nis, said that “the night is too short to hide all their violations of the law that I have been battling against”. He said being a whistleblower has not been easy and could cost him his job, adding: “The truth and come what may!”. He said that he was under pressure for disclosing the abuse of personal information but could not keep quiet.

“The prosecution is silent but it won’t always be that way. Maybe some other prosecutors will do what should be done and anyone who breaks the law will be held accountable,” Todorovski said.  

The protesters marched first to the headquarters of the Republic Election Commission (RIK) carrying a banner with the slogan Boycott 2020 and leaving a box in front of the building for suggestions about future protest activities and speeches.  

The protest ended in the street between the RIK seat and the building housing President Aleksandar Vucic’s cabinet after expressing support for Don’t Let Belgrade D®own acitivist Dobrica Veselinovic who has been ordered to report to the police for questioning for taking a video of the presidency building.

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