Support for alleged war criminal Ratko Mladic is not restricted to Serbia. Serb nationalists were out on the streets of Pale in Bosnia Herzegovina on Thursday night. The town was the administrative centre of the breakaway Republika Srpska during the Bosnian War.
People were also showing their support in the former capital of the Republika Srpska, Banja Luca.
One man on the street said:
“My comments about the arrest are negative. This isn’t good for Serbia or anyone else.”
Another supporter from Banja Luca said he was sad that the only Serb hero who had fought for the republic had been arrested.
In the centre of Serbia’s capital, about 200 people demonstrated after Mladic was captured.
A Belgrade-based court is holding hearings which could see the former general facing charges of genocide at The Hague in as little as seven working days.