Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbia populist leader
Belgrade (Serbia), Jan 6 (AP) Thousands of people have braved snow and freezing temperatures in Serbia's capital to turn up for the fifth week of street protests against populist President Aleksandar Vucic.
Some carried Serbian flags and banners reading "We are the people" or "Down with the thieves."
The demonstrations started after thugs beat up an opposition leader in November, putting pressure on Vucic.
Critics accuse the president of imposing an autocracy through strict control over the media and promoting hate speech against opponents.
Vucic rejects being labelled as domineering and has suggested he might call an early election this year.
A former extreme nationalist, he has held office saying he favours Serbia joining the European Union. (AP)
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