Serbia prime minister attacked at Srebrenica ceremonies

Anger boiled over Saturday at a massive commemoration of the slaughter of Bosnia Muslims at Srebrenica 20 years ago as people pelted Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic with stones, water bottles and other objects. An aide said the prime minister was hit in the face with a rock. Vucic’s associate, Suzana Vasiljevic, told The Associated Press that his glasses were broken when he was struck in the face with a stone.

Vasiljevic said she was behind Vucic when “masses broke the fences and turned against us.” Tens of thousands came to mark the 20th anniversary of Europe’s worst massacre since the Holocaust — the slaughter of 8,000 Muslims from the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica — with foreign dignitaries urging the international community not to allow such atrocities to happen again and to call the crime “genocide.”



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