Peaceful protests are acceptable, Serbian president-elect Vucic says

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Serbia is a democratic country and protests about elections results are acceptable as long as they are peaceful, prime minister and president-elect Aleksandar Vucic said on April 4, reacting to the gathering in the centre of Belgrade on Monday evening. Several thousand people, mostly students, demonstrated after Vucic gained some 55 per cent in Sunday voting and was elected president in the first round.

The protest was held under the motto “Against the dictatorship” and organizers announced the next rally for Tuesday evening in several cities. “Little Alek – Great dictator” was one of the banners in the protest with reference to Vucic’s nickname. “You have stolen the elections”, some shouted.

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