Serbia

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Serb president backtracks on weekend curfew plans

Guy Delauney

BBC News, Belgrade

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says it is unlikely there will be a long-weekend curfew in Belgrade. It follows overnight protests in the capital after he announced a possible lockdown.

Mr Vucic says the final decision will be made tomorrow by Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar.

He asked protesters to stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus - and blamed right-wing extremists for the violent scenes at the National Assembly. Opposition parties had announced plans for another protest this evening.

Serbia has reported 341 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

Police officers stand guard as demonstrators gather during an anti-government rally, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in front of the parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia, July 8, 2020
Reuters
Police are guarding the Serb parliament again this evening after Tuesday night's violent scenes
Coronavirus: Protesters and police clash outside Serbian parliament
Protesters gathered to voice anger against stricter lockdown measures that will come into force this weekend.