Serbia: Hundreds hold fresh protest against Montenegro's new religion law

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside St. Mark's Church in Belgrade for the latest protest against a controversial religious law in Montenegro on Friday. They demonstrated in support of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Under the new bill which was approved by Montenegro's parliament, religious communities must prove property ownership dating before 1918. Protesters say the law could target the... Еще Serbian Orthodox Church. «With this law we have the situation that in the 21st century one country violates the principle of secularity and [is] persecuting Christians, which is indeed a paradoxical situation to have in the 21st century in the middle of Europe and that Europe remains silent about it,» said Slavoljub Trisic, a protester. Since Montenegro’s parliament passed the law on December 27, protesters in Serbia have been gathering twice a week to demand its withdrawal.

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