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Serbia arrests 71 over virus protest violence, including Briton and Tunisian

Serbia arrests 71 over virus protest violence, including Briton and Tunisian

BELGRADE: Serbian police said on Saturday they have arrested 71 people, including a Briton and a Tunisian, after violence broke out during a protest in Belgrade against the government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of people demonstrated in several Serbian cities on Friday for a fourth day in row, with protesters hurling stones at police in front of parliament in the capital.
Some protesters also threw firecrackers and chanted nationalist slogans in Belgrade, according to AFP journalists.
“Among those arrested are many foreign nationals from Bosnia, Montenegro but also from Great Britain and Tunisia,” police chief Vladimir Rebic said at a press conference.
Photographs of the British and Tunisian passports of two men were shown on a screen. (AFP)