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Gatherings in Mitrovica, Belgrade on anniversary of Ivanovic murder

January 15, 2022
The anniversary of the assassination of Kosovo Serb opposition leader Oliver Ivanovic was marked with marches in his native Mitrovica North and Belgrade on Sunday.
Family, friends and members of Ivanovic’s SDP Civic Initiative marched to spot in front of that party’s offices where Ivanovic was gunned down on January 16, 2018. In Belgrade, a number of political parties staged a protest in front of the Serbian Presidency building with some 200 people then marching to the state TV (RTS) building and nearby St Marks church.
In Kosovska Mitrovica family, friends, admirers and political parties organized two separate gatherings, laying wreaths and lighting candles in front of the SDP offices and calling the authorities to finally solve the murder and bring those responsible to justice.
Ivanovic’s son Janko told the first gathering that the show of support means a lot to the family while local residents recalled that the authorities in both Belgrade and Pristina had not solved the murder even though some names of possible accomplices were released.
The second gathering, organized by Ivanovic’s fellow party members, heard SDP official Ksenija Bozovic say that they were not backing down on their demand to discover his killers. She called Belgrade, Pristina and the international community to solve the political murder.
Source:  https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/gatherings-in-mitrovica-belgrade-on-anniversary-of-ivanovic-murder/

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