Belgrade freezes after shootings erupt over protests against Serbian leaders

Tens of thousands of people marched through the Serbian capital Belgrade and blocked a key bridge Friday in the second major protest since two mass shootings rocked the Balkan country and killed 17 people, including many children.

Protesters gathered outside the parliament building before presenting the government headquarters building and on the highway bridge over the Sava River, where evening commuters had to turn their cars around to avoid getting stuck. At the head of the column was a black banner with the words “Serbia against violence”.

As protesters marched past government buildings, many chanted slogans condemning Serbia’s populist President Aleksandar Vucic, whom they blame for creating a climate of despair and division in the country that has indirectly led to the mass shooting.

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