Serbia's police beaten up autistic boy during protest in the north

Serbia's police beaten up autistic boy during protest in the north

Serbia's police beaten up autistic boy during protest in the north Izvor: REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Dario Rosi, the president of the "Autism – Right to Life' association requested that Police Director Vladimir Rebic investigate his force attack on an autistic boy during the July 8 anti-government protest in Serbia's northern city of Novi Sad, N1 reported on Tuesday.

 "According to our information and footage, during the protest in Novi Sad on July 8, police officers with no reason attacked a boy on a bike, and one of them kicked him while he was helplessly lying on the ground," Rosi told N1.

Serbia's police were brutal during several days of the civil anti-government protests in Belgrade, and some other places. N1 TV crews and demonstrators filmed that brutality in many cases.

policija Izvor: N1

In the meantime, the chief of Belgarde police said the police acted appropriately to the attacks by the most aggressive nationalist protesters, who many said, were purposely sent to provoke the police.

Independent journalists, opposition politicians and analysts believe the authorities instructed soccer hooligans to provoke anti-regime demonstrators and create chaos which they could blame the opposition for.

Rosi said he would send all data about the injured boy and about an inspector who was suspected of having used an excessive force.

He demanded that police find the perpetrators and punish them, or his organisation would file charges against them and address the international organisations for the protection of the rights of people with disabilities.  

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