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Protests in Serbia for the third weekend in a row

"People are silent because of fear, because the word has become dangerous," says the journalist Milan Jovanovic.

Jovanovics house burned down earlier in december, after having been attacked with a molotov cocktail. His lawyer says that Jovanovic attacked because he reported on corruption in the country.

"But Serbia has woken up from his rest and decided to not be silent," says Jovanovic.

between 35,000 and 40,000 people in Saturday's protests.

The ultranationalistiske president Aleksandar Vucic is accused by the opposition for having established a envåldsstyre with full control, and to use the hard nature of the media to push their issues.

" They can march as much as they want, without violence. But the people understand very well that I and my party will become stronger after each demonstration, said Vucic on Saturday.

if Serbia is in the european Parliament ”strongly” encouraged the Serbian authorities to ”improve the situation as regards freedom of expression and media freedom”.

An umbrella organization for several opposition parties say supporters of Vucics party was behind an attack on a leader of an opposition party in november. Authorities deny the allegations.

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