Two Israelis arrested in Belgrade during anti-lockdown protests

According to local reports, they were arrested while carrying handbags with stones and holding a canister of fuel for the purpose of igniting a fire.

Demonstrators clash with police officers during an anti-government rally, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in front of the parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia, July 8, 2020 (photo credit: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA)
Demonstrators clash with police officers during an anti-government rally, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in front of the parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia, July 8, 2020
(photo credit: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA)
Two Israeli citizens, Roman Levin, 21, and Artur Furman,18, were arrested in Belgrade on Thursday morning during heated demonstrations against coronavirus regulations in Serbia.
According to local sources, the two were brought in to be interrogated by Security Information Agency (BIA) agents in order to clarify the purposes of their visits after they took part in a protest against the parliament's decision to reimpose a lockdown on the city this coming weekend. 
According to local reports, the two were arrested while carrying handbags with stones and holding a canister of fuel for the purpose of igniting a fire.

The two were also reportedly detained on Wednesday night, before a judge ruled that there was no premises for their detention, local sources reported.
 
Furman, who immigrated to Israel from Kyrgyzstan, entered Serbia on June 19, and Levin, who immigrated to Israel Ukraine, arrived in the country on July 3. The Foreign Ministry confirmed they had received initial information about their arrest.
 
In response to the protests, Serbia announced on Thursday that they will not be imposing a lockdown on the country's capital which was scheduled for this coming weekend.