Sunday, July 12, 2015

Crowd chases Serbian PM away at the commemoration of Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia

But for the timely intervention of his security staff, visiting Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic might have ended up with more injuries.              
He tried to join other politicians paying respects at the Srebrenica graveyard, where more than 100 newly found remains were to be buried with 6,000 other massacre victims.
As he walked to the site, people hissed and yelled, unprepared to accept an official from a country that once directed the Bosnian Serbs militants. The uncontrollable crowd began throwing bottles and rocks at Serbia's Prime Minister, forcing him to flee to his waiting car.
It was a heated moment in an otherwise solemn event where world dignitaries and thousands of others gathered in Bosnia-Herzegovina to remember the largest single atrocity in Europe since World War II -- the slaughter of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys by a Bosnian Serb army 20 years ago.
Vucic told reporters that apart from a stone that hit his mouth, he was OK.


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