Protests in Serbia, Montenegro against Djokovic’s Detention in Australia

Protests in Serbia, Montenegro against Djokovic’s Detention in Australia

Hundreds of people in Serbia and Montenegro protest Djokovic’s Detention in Australia. Towns of Niksic, Berane and Budva gathered on Friday to voice support for Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic is being detained in a hotel like ‘with immigrants’ in Australia after being refused entry.

Djokovic is being held at Carlton’s Park Hotel in Melbourne while he mounts a legal challenge to the government’s decision to deny him entry to the country for this month’s Australian Open 2022.

Carrying banners and pictures of Djokovic, the protesters in Montenegro called on the Australian government to release him.

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I want to congratulate Novak for testifying and declaring that he is a free man, and that is the greatest title he has ever won. Success did not capture him and his human freedom,” the mayor of the town of Niksic, Marko Kovacevic, told media on Friday.

A similar, larger protest was held on Thursday in the Serbian capital, Belgarde, where hundreds led by Djokovic’s family voiced their anger. The player’s father told a press conference that his son could not be defeated “by anyone, not even the Australian government”.

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Due to his COVID-19 vaccination status, the 34-year-old star has been confined to an immigration detention hotel waiting for a court ruling on whether he can compete in the Australian Open this month.

The Serbian professional tennis player is one of the most successful athletes ever in the Balkans and is currently ranked No 1 on the Association of Tennis Professionals list.

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