Aida with a clear message – the state should not protect war criminals
Activist Aida Corovic from Novi Pazar sent a clear message yesterday that should be loud – the state should not protect the war criminals. Her name resonated with the Serbian public yesterday. She threw eggs at a mural with the image of Ratko Mladic, and after that, those who should protect the people, and not murals with war criminals, assaulted her.
The policemen, who were nearby and who according to media reports, were stationed not far from the mural that day, did not immediately react after citizens called on them to stop some civilian men drag Aida Corovic away. Those civilians turned out to be policemen, writes Voice of America.
A video posted on Facebook shows Aida Corovic holding on a street pole, while several men in civilian clothes tried to drag her away.
Moments later, when Corovic tried to walk away, a man in civilian clothes grabbed her hand and was joined by others, while uniformed police officers made a line, distancing the crowd and allowing – presumably civilian police officers – to take Aida Corovic away.
According to unofficial information, Corovic was taken to the Vracar Police Department.
After her arrest, the activists announced a protest at 7 PM in front of the House of Trade Unions.
The Serbian police also arrested Jelena Jacimovic, together with Aida Corovic.
Serbian police arrested six people today for, as stated in the announcement of the Ministry of the Interior, “violation of public order and peace” near the mural of the Hague convict and former commander of the Army of the Republic of Srpska, Ratko Mladic, in Njegoseva Street in Belgrade.