Yesterday afternoon I decided to attend one of the daily protests in support of Radovan Karadzic that are being organized by Serbian ultra-nationalists.
Here are a selection of pictures from the event, which was entirely peaceful, but in many ways utterly bizarre, especially when Mladic showed up…
One of the strangest things about the rally was the music. This was the scene playing out as I arrived, about 20 minutes before the rally started in earnest. The music is, to my ear at least, unmistakeably Arabo-Turkic. I have always be surprised at just how Turkish so much of the radical nationalist music and culture seems to be.
Here is another eulogy to Karadzic, also sung in an Arabp-Turkic way
The rally appeared to end with some obligatory chants of “Ra-do-van Kara-dzic”