news Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 05:30

The Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was chased away by stone-throwing protestors as he came to commiserate with thousands of others at the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, which was marking the 20th anniversary of the infamous Srebrenica massacre.

In 1995, close to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed by the Bosnian-Serb forces during the breakup of the erstwhile Yugoslavia.

According to a Fox News report, Vucic, once an ultranationalist during the Balkan wars, has been trying to adopt a pro-Western stance to steer Serbia into the European Union.  He was reportedly hit by rocks in the face as crowds chanted "Kill, Kill" and "Allahu akbar," the Arabic phrase for "God is great."

“We were attacked from all sides. It was well organized and prepared,” Vucic was quoted as saying on his return from Serbia. He laid the blame at hooligan football groups from Serbia and Bosnia for starting the attack on him.  “I heard Muslim people telling the attackers 'why are you attacking him? It is not his fault. He had not done anything here',” he said.

“Except for my glasses, I'm missing nothing else,” he reportedly added.

In July 1995, thousands arrived at Srebrenica at what was supposed to be a United Nations refuge to be shot dead. A BBC report calls it the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II. Vucic was known to be a radical Serb nationalist who had backed the massacre and is now attempting reconciliation.

Here is a video of the incident:

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