About a hundred citizens gathered today in front of the House of the National Assembly in Belgrade to, at the invitation of the father of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, support Srdjan’s best tennis player in the world because of the treatment he experienced when trying to enter Australia.
The gathered citizens carried the flags of Serbia and one of them a banner with the inscription “There is no border that you cannot cross”.
The participants chanted against the vaccination against the coronavirus, and among those gathered was the Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs Darija Kisić Tepavčević, who is also a member of the Crisis Staff for Combating the Corona Virus Epidemic in Serbia.
Srdjan Djokovic addressed the gathered, saying that the Australian authorities want Novak “on his knees”.
He said that Serbs are part of the liberal world and that they can no longer be detainees, as well as that “the whole Balkans and the entire Middle East” is with Novak Djokovic.
“Nole is the heart of Serbia,” said Srdjan Djokovic, and called on the citizens to gather at the same place in the coming days, ie until the Australian court makes a final decision on the status of Novak Djokovic.
The gathered people shouted “Nole, Nole”, “Hold on, Nole” and “We will not give Novak”, and at the mention of the surname of the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, they whistled and shouted “Scott”.
Novak’s family left the rally after half an hour, and most of those gathered followed them.
Novak Djokovic is in hotel quarantine after he was denied a visa to enter Australia, where he was supposed to defend his title at the Australian Open, which starts on January 17.
He received a medical exemption to play in the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, since he was not vaccinated against the coronavirus, but his visa was denied after arriving in Australia.
Djokovic was supposed to be deported, but that will not happen until Monday, since the first tennis player in the world filed an appeal against the denial of a visa.