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Protests in Belgrade after Mladic arrest

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Thousands of Serbian nationalists gathered outside the parliament building in Belgrade on Sunday evening. They were angry that the Bosnian Serb wartime general, Ratko Mladic, has been arrested. Many came by bus from across the country for the evening rally in the Serbian capital.

For them, Mladic is a hero, a defender of the Serb people. The 69-year-old has been indicted for genocide over the siege of Sarajevo and the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

He is due to appeal on Monday against extradition to the Hague. Security in Belgrade has been tightened and riot police posted outside government buildings.