Montenegro police ban opposition rally against religion bill

Police on Thursday prevented several hundred people from rallying outside Montenegro’s parliament building against a proposed law regarding religious communities…

Police on Thursday prevented several hundred people from rallying outside Montenegro’s parliament building against a proposed law regarding religious communities and property.

Dozens of officers with helmets and shields stood behind metal barriers in Podgorica. Police said they banned the rally because it had not been announced in advance.

No incidents were reported as the protesters, including Serbian Orthodox Church priests, held prayers and sang religious songs. In a separate protest, several hundred people blocked a regional road in the country’s north, state television RTCG reported.

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