Rallies in Kosovska Mitrovica and Gračanica were held due to a ban on voting in the April 3rd elections in Serb-majority municipalities.

Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija, employed in Kosovo’s provisional institutions, both at the central and local level, have suspended their work on their own initiative since yesterday. They did so in solidarity with Ljiljana Stevanović, President of the Court of First Instance in Kosovska Mitrovica, who was suspended by the Kosovo Judicial Council on Thursday for attending a meeting between Serbs and President Aleksandar Vučić earlier this week at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade. This decision was announced yesterday by President of the Serb List Goran Rakić, after a protest was held in Kosovska Mitrovica by the Serbs from the north of Kosovo and Metohija – a protest that gathered around 20,000 people, according to its organizers. Another protest rally was held yesterday in Gračanica as well. Provisional institutions in Kosovo and Metohija have, in the past few days, made a series of moves that make life difficult for the Serbs, including the ban on holding parliamentary and presidential elections of the Republic of Serbia on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija.