Mihailo booed, public hearing postponed

Public hearings on the draft law on freedom of religion was postponed today in Kotor after a group of about 100 people prevented Metropolitan Mihailo and other representatives of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church (CPC) to enter the palace Bizanti.

Like a few days ago in Bijelo Polje, Metropolitan Mihailo today also experienced unpleasantness because a number of insults were addressed to him.

Representative of CPC Stevo Vucinic said to the agency Mina that “a group of about 100 extremist led by a priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church insulted representatives of the CPC and prevented them to enter the palace.”

“They tried to provoke excess with severe physical consequences and we decided to retreat so the excess would not turn into a conflict between our security and those people who wanted to settle accounts with Metropolitan Mihailo, which could have had serious consequences and end up in a manner inappropriate for civilized world in the 21st century”, said Vucinic.

He said that between ten and 15 police officers were present at the site of the incident.

Protesters insulted the representatives of the CPC on religious and ethnic grounds, shouting “Satan” and “Ustasha”.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro