Around 100 people gathered in Mladenovac on Monday, to protest against the NATO and Serbia joint drills as they kicked off. The drills are being held in Mladenovac and Arandjelovac, in the outskirts of Belgrade, and will last until October 11.

Around 2,000 NATO troops from 38 Countries will take part in the exercise, with operations involving urban search and rescue, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protection, decontamination teams and water rescue teams.