Protest fears for Karadzic supporters

Nationalists were planning a huge anti-government rally in Serbia's capital today as Radovan Karadzic's lawyer predicted the government will try to whisk the arrested war crimes suspect off to the UN tribunal before the protest.

Nationalists were planning a huge anti-government rally in Serbia's capital today as Radovan Karadzic's lawyer predicted the government will try to whisk the arrested war crimes suspect off to the UN tribunal before the protest.

Belgrade was rife with fears of clashes tonight as the ultranationalists plan to protest the extradition of the former Bosnian Serb leader to the UN tribunal at The Hague, Netherlands.

The right-wing Serbian Radical Party is bringing Karadzic's supporters in from Serbia and Bosnia where Karadzic is revered as a wartime hero who helped create the Bosnian Serb mini-state after the bloody 1992-95 war.

Radical Party leader Aleksandar Vucic said the protest is against Serbia's pro-Western president, Boris Tadic who arrested Karadzic last week.

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