(source: anarchist networks and a hungarian news site: http://mindennapi.blog.hu)
There had been attacks by serbian police in the northern town of subotica, very close to the hungarian border, on a camp of refugees, mainly from pakistan, afghanistan and tunesia. These people are waiting to cross over to the Schengen-zone, many have tried but were thrown back by the hungarian border guards. Similair to bulgaria, fascist and nationalist tensions are rising in the context of anti-immigration violence. The video about the case in subotica is mainly in English, only in the beginning some hungarian only:
The serbian media did not report in that sense about the case. b92 (the most liberal media in serbia) is only reporting that the serbian police has started an action against smuglers of ilegal asylum-seekers, and that they arrested 14 of these smugglers that were smuggling for money people from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Somalia and Tunisia… And that this actions took place, among other places, in Subotica…
There is also an article now on serbian leftliberal portal e-novine about the case:
the title means: “The police is racketeering and beating asylum seekers” .. The text is a pretty harsh critique of the serbian government, and nationalism. They are saying how the whole anti-immigrant histeria we saw in last weeks is hipocritical, because we are suppose to belive how everyone is threaten by the assylum seekers, when the truth is that they are the ones who are suffering. They also say that the police who was yesterday commended by the minister of interior for the arrest of smugglers of immigrants are probably the very same people who were racketeering and beating up these people.
These couple of weeks we saw first anti-immigrant protests in Serbia, organized by local people in two Serbian cities, and joined by fascists, as locals say.