Two arrested for setting Serbian flag alight

Police on Friday arrested two men for setting fire to the Serbian flag in Knin during the 21st Operation Storm anniversary, Sibenik-Knin County police spokeswoman Marica Kosor told Hina, adding that the police had also "established five offences against public order committed by wearing inappropriate clothing".

She said police were also investigating the blockade of Knin's main street in the afternoon. 

A group of about 40 men in black T-shirts briefly blocked the street around 2 pm, singing Ustasha songs and shouting the Ustasha salute "For the homeland ready!", which citizens reported to the police. Some in the group raised their arms in the fascist salute and lit flares, and would not let cars, including a police van, pass through for several minutes. Some, visibly inebriated, banged on the cars and covered one driving journalists with flags.

Last update: Fri, 05/08/2016 - 20:30
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