Riot police used tear gas in the city of Pljevlja in Northern Montenegro against the demonstrators demanding the release of the detainee by the authorities of the Orthodox Bishop. He was accused of violation of the quarantine restrictions.
In the Central streets of the city of Pljevlja there were clashes of security forces with the protesters, after which the police used tear gas. As a result, suffered a seven-year child. The portal In4s published the video, which people flee in a cloud of smoke. The protesters are shouting “Shame! Fascists!”. The city can be heard popping like gunshots.
Earlier Wednesday, police used tear gas against demonstrators blocking a road near the town of Berane. According to the portal, across the country there are arrests of political opponents of the government.
In the night of Wednesday, the Prosecutor’s office of Montenegro detained a Bishop Budimljansko-Niksicko of Ioaniky and priests of the diocese for 72 hours after a charge of violation of the epidemiological regime. The clergy stood up for the thousands of parishioners of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC). The conflict of believers with the authorities almost led to clashes with security forces. To the place of demonstration was pulled riot police, the police warned people about the willingness to use tear gas.
April 12, police arrested the Metropolitan of Montenegro and seaside of STS after the service at the monastery of Zlatica, reports TASS.
The parishioners of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the epidemic of coronavirus in Montenegro held a mass rally in protest against the oppression of SPC in the country: the country’s Parliament on the night of 27 December 2019 adopted the law “On freedom of conscience and religion and the legal status of religious communities”. In support of the law voted by 45 members of the 45 present, the document was seen after the police detained all the opposition. On 28 December, the law was signed by President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic.
The head of state accuses the Serbian Orthodox Church in an attempt to maintain a religious monopoly in the country. He said that he would seek autocephaly of the Montenegrin Church to follow Ukraine’s example. In the framework of the creation of the new Church, the Cabinet of Montenegro held a Parliament of a law on religious freedom, providing for the confiscation of Church property of SPTS. We are talking about more than 650 relics, including the well-known in the Orthodox world, the monastery of Ostrog.