Due to a spate of recent attacks on foreigners and the brouhaha surrounding the cancellation of the gay pride parade, the Serbian media is now wondering if foreigners feel threatened and if there ought to be afraid.
I don’t think that we foreigners feel threatened at all and I dont think we need to be, at least not based on a few incidents.
One is vastly more likely to come to harm as a tourist in London, Paris or even Dublin than Belgrade. Tourists and locals alike are mugged and beaten up daily in those cities, where street crime is at epidemic levels.
Here in Belgrade the 20,000 foreigners who live in the city do so with a sense of genuine safety and security. This is a VERY safe city and I doubt the people of Belgrade will allow that to change.
I can also see that the authorities are taking this extremely seriously, and there is a huge crackdown on the groups at the root of the recent violence.
I am hoping in a month we will have seen the end of this issue.