Several thousand rally against Serbia government

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Posted: Mar 19, 2011 9:12 AM
Several thousand rally against Serbia government

Thousands of anti-government protesters have rallied in a central Serbian town to demand the government call early elections over the deep economic crisis.

About 7,000 people gathered Saturday in Cacak. Organizers say similar protests will be held throughout the Balkan country in the coming weeks.

Nationalists want the pro-Western government to schedule an early vote for November. They accuse it of corruption and bad economic policies.

Opposition leader Tomislav Nikolic says "the time has come for elections; we will not let Serbia rot."

Organizers say a major rally will be held on Apr. 16th in the capital Belgrade.