Serbian media: Vučić snapped at security because of the flag; UN: It didn't happen

Numerous portals that wrote about the alleged incident when wrapping the flag described the following sequence of events: As a sign of protest and courage, Vučić wrapped himself in the flag of Serbia despite the opposition of the President of the UN General Assembly. Security then requested that the President of Serbia take down the flag, to which Vučić replied: "No one in the world will take my flag from me."

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Before going to the General Assembly of the United Nations, where the Resolution on Srebrenica was voted on, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić was presented in the tabloids as a superhero going on a "challenging and difficult" path.

He embodied this media initiative by wearing the Serbian tricolor, after the Resolution was adopted. Many tabloids reported on this act, adding that the President of Serbia did it despite the opposition of the President of the UN General Assembly and security, to whom he allegedly snapped when they demanded that he take off the flag and wanted to take it away from him. From the UN they are in favor Screaming confirmed that this did not happen, stating that the session passed peacefully, without incidents.

Yesterday, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution declaring July 11 as the International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica. This resolution also condemns the denial of genocide and the glorification of war criminals.

According to the tabloids, the session was marked by the fact that after the Resolution was voted, President Vučić draped the flag of Serbia.

"Vučić covered himself with the tricolor, the security demanded that he take it off, he snapped at them!" the newspaper Alo writes, "SECURITY ASKED VUCIC TO REMOVE THE FLAG! The president sent powerful words: No one in the world will take my flag from me!" is the headline of the Srbija danas portal, while the Una portal headlines its text with ""No one will take my flag away": The picture that went around the world - Vučić draped in the tricolor in GS UN".

Numerous portals that wrote about the alleged incident when wrapping the flag described the following sequence of events: As a sign of protest and courage, Vučić wrapped himself in the flag of Serbia despite the opposition of the President of the UN General Assembly. Security then requested that the President of Serbia take down the flag, to which Vučić replied: "No one in the world will take my flag from me."

The flag-draping can be seen in yesterday's live broadcast of the UN General Assembly, but at no point can the protest of the President of the UN General Assembly be heard or seen. Also, in the broadcast it was not possible to see or hear that the security approached Vučić or said anything to him regarding the flag.

The media team of the United Nations states that there was no outrage over Vučić's wrapping himself in the flag.

"There was none of that. There were no problems during the session," confirmed the spokesman of the United Nations Secretary General, Stefan Dužarik, for Raskrikavanje.

This "nothing" was important news for many media, so the wrong information was transmitted in whole or in part by numerous portals, among others B92, Pink, Una, Kurir, Srbija danas, Telegraf, Novosti, Politika, Alo, RTV, 021 , NSuživo, Serbian times, Pančevac-online, Radio televizija Kruševac, Happy, N1, Informer, 24sedam, Nedeljnik, Aljazeera, newspapers Alo, Politika, etc.

Parade of flags in the state summit and on the streets

Yesterday, photos of Serbian Prime Minister Miloš Vučević and ministers draped in Serbian flags, just like the president, became very viral on social networks. They watched the broadcast of the General Assembly of the United Nations together at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the President of the Republic.

After voting, convoys of vehicles decorated with identical Serbian flags appeared on the streets of Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš.

The International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice in The Hague declared the crime in Srebrenica to be genocide. For the murder of over eight thousand Bosniaks and other war crimes in the Srebrenica region, more than 50 people were sentenced to a total of about 700 years in prison.

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