Saturday, October 24, 2015

Montenegro: Thousands Take Part in Anti-Gov’t, Anti-NATO Rally

PODGORICA – Several thousand protesters are participating in an anti-government rally in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica on Saturday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.
Photo: Stevo Vasiljevic / REUTERS
Photo: Stevo Vasiljevic / REUTERS
Protesters took to the streets of Podgorica to call for the resignation of the country’s prime minister, Milo Djukanovic, over alleged election fraud and corruption, urging the formation of a transitional government.
The peace rally is also aimed against Montenegro‘s NATO accession under the Freedom or Nothing slogan.
Last week, Montenegrin police forcefully dispersed a campsite of the opposition in Podgorica, the site of a prolonged protest in front of the parliament.
On October 15, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that Montenegro was moving closer to becoming a NATO member, but said that more reforms and public support were needed.

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