Chaos in Serbian Assembly: Martinovic goes after Obradovic, he charges at him
There was general commotion and pushing in which, alongside members of the Assembly from the Dveri Movement the ruling coalition, Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin also participated
An incident occurred in the Serbian Assembly today after opposition Dveri MPs Bosko Obradovic and Ivan Kostic entered the session to express their dissatisfaction with the failure of the Serbian authorities to react to the adoption of the Law on Religious Freedom in Montenegro.
N1 is reporting that Obradovic and Kostic clashed with SNS parliamentary group leader Aleksandar Martinovic, after which chaos ensued.
Carrying banners reading, "Vucic and Milo - the twin brothers" and "Serbia, why are you silent?", Obradovic and Kostic took the stand and asked ruling coalition MPs why they weren't reacting to the adoption of the Law on Religious Freedom in Montenegro and the arrest of Democratic Front deputies.
At one point, the head of the SNS group in parliament, Aleksandar Martinovic, got up from the benches and approached the speakers, but Kostic stood between him and Obradovic, a step back was made, and then the Dveri leader pushed Martinovic away.
There was general commotion and pushing in which, alongside members of the Assembly from the Dveri Movement and the ruling coalition, Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin also participated. One SNS deputy snatched the banners from the Dveri deputies and tore them up.
Assembly security also appeared in the hall, but Assembly Presient Maja Gojkovic urged them not to react, at the same time asking deputies not to fall for provocations, to be restrained and restore peace.
Gojkovic then said the session would be interrupted and asked MPs not to respond to what she said was Bosko Obradovic's "provocation prepared in advance."
Things calmed down after a few minutes, deputies returned to the benches and Obradovic and Kostic left the room, N1 reports.
Obradovic then addressed the press and said this was a "political performance" of the kind common in parliamentary practices around the world, with the aim of expressing dissatisfaction with Podgorica's decisions and the "lukewarm" reaction in Belgrade.