09 August 2020,   12:25
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Demonstrators storm Serbian parliament over coronavirus lockdown

A group of opposition supporters stormed the Serbian parliament building in Belgrade in a protest against a lockdown planned for the capital this weekend to halt the spread of the coronavirus.


Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that stricter measures including the lockdown of Belgrade over the weekend would be introduced because of the rising number of coronavirus infections.


Opponents blame the increase on the government and say people should not have to pay the price for another lockdown.


After Vucic’s statement, several thousand people began gathering in front of the parliament in Belgrade"s central square.


About two hours before midnight local time, a small group of protesters pushed past a police cordon, broke through a door and entered the parliament building. But police later pushed them back.

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