Bosnian Serbs cancel New Year's Eve concerts over protests

Bosnian Serbs cancel New Year's Eve concerts over protests
Davor Dragicevic, left, gestures to supporters during a protest in Banja Luka, Bosnia on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. Several thousand Bosnians have rallied in support of the man whose quest for the truth about his son’s death has turned into a wider movement for justice and rule of law in the Balkan country. The protest on Sunday demanded the ouster of Bosnian Serb Interior Minister Dragan Lukac and top police officials over the death in March of 21-year-old David Dragicevic. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb authorities have canceled New Year’s Eve concerts over concerns of unrest after thousands demanded the interior minister’s resignation over a student’s death.

Police said on Monday they are searching for five people after Sunday’s demonstrations in the city of Banja Luka forced another concert by a local singer to be cancelled.

Local media say one of the suspects sought by police is Davor Dragicevic, who helped launch months of protests in Bosnia with his calls for justice for his 21-year-old son’s March death.

Police dispersed protesters Sunday after thousands marched calling for the ouster of minister Dragan Lukac and other officials whom Dragicevic accuses of protecting his son’s killers.