Protest in Montenegro against the resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica

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Hundreds of people gathered outside Montenegro's government building to protest a UN resolution sponsored by Germany and Rwanda to establish a day to commemorate the 8.000 genocide of more than 1995 Bosnian Muslims.

The UN General Assembly has scheduled a debate on the resolution for May 23, followed by a vote.

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The final draft of the resolution envisages designating July 11 as the "International Day of Remembrance and Commemoration for the Genocide in Srebrenica in 1995", which will be observed every year starting this year.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, as well as the Bosnian Serb leadership, fiercely opposed the adoption of the Srebrenica resolution, saying it labels all Serbs as a "genocidal nation", although the draft does not name Serbs as the perpetrators, according to sponsors.

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Vucic and his government are campaigning both at the UN and among developing countries to gain support. They say they have already won a majority against the resolution.

A majority is required for approval.

Montenegro, the tiny Adriatic state of 620.000, broke away from the much larger Serbia in a referendum in 2006.

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