Threats and insults prompt minister to cut off power to protesting veterans

Veterans' Affairs Minister Predrag Matic has disconnected power to the tent used by protesting veterans outside his ministry's building, following increasing threats to his family and a verbal exchange between him and the protesters on Thursday morning.

The minister later told a press conference that the power would be restored.

"These people are allegedly demanding my resignation, while in fact they are attacking the government and the prime minister," Matic said, adding that "their political patrons are nervous because they lost the elections and won't be able to deliver on their election promises." He admitted that he too was nervous because of threats to him and his family.

The police increased their presence around the ministry's building as the protesters blocked entry to the ministry's parking lot. The protesters announced a press conference for 3pm.

Last update: Thu, 12/11/2015 - 14:16
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