The Minister of Internal Affairs of Montenegro, Sergej Sekulović, said tonight that the situation in Tuzi, where citizens protested today and caterers opened restaurants despite the measures of the Ministry of Health to suppress coronavirus, was abused by the mayor Nik Đeljošaj and added that it was dangerous behavior.
He told TV Vijesti that the security situation in that municipality has stabilized, that a political dialogue has been opened and that the institutions are doing their job.
Sekulovic said he was proud of the professional conduct of police officers.
He pointed out that presenting the position that anti-epidemic measures are directed against a certain national minority is very dangerous, risky and ill-intentioned.
In the municipality of Tuzi, after several hours of blockade, normal traffic was established this afternoon. The gathered citizens dispersed, but the catering facilities continued to work.
In the meantime, Đeljošaj held a meeting with representatives of the Government, but it was not announced whether any agreement was reached.
Citizens, led by Djelosaj, protested today and did not allow the police to close the bars that were opened this morning. In that municipality, many citizens were sitting in the gardens of the bar today.
Last night, Đeljošaj assessed that the decision to close the store was politically motivated because Tuzi does not belong to the municipalities where there is a large number of infected people.
The authorities, among other things, decided to ban the operation of catering facilities in Tuzi and Danilovgrad, although there are not a large number of patients in those municipalities.
In the previous days, a large number of citizens of Podgorica went to those municipalities, which are close, because the catering facilities in Podgorica were closed.
The Special State Prosecutor of Montenegro, Milivoje Katnić, assessed today that the war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s “began with events similar to today’s in Tuzi” – a municipality near Podgorica.
Most of the approximately 5,000 inhabitants there are Albanians, Bosniaks and Muslims.
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