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Thousands protest Serbia presidential outcome for 7th day

  • Protesters march holding banners: "Culture?", down, "Culture, no dictatorship!", top left, "Institution is not prostitution", top center and "Drama artists are walking!", during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people have protested for the seventh consecutive day against the presidential election victory of Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, amid fresh allegations by the opposition of a rigged vote count. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Protesters march holding banners: "Culture?", down, "Culture, no dictatorship!", top left, "Institution is not prostitution", top center and "Drama artists are walking!", during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people have protested for the seventh consecutive day against the presidential election victory of Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, amid fresh allegations by the opposition of a rigged vote count. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman holds a doll with a banner that reads: "Stop to dictatorship", during a protest march in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people have protested for the seventh consecutive day against the presidential election victory of Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, amid fresh allegations by the opposition of a rigged vote count. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    A woman holds a doll with a banner that reads: "Stop to dictatorship", during a protest march in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people have protested for the seventh consecutive day against the presidential election victory of Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, amid fresh allegations by the opposition of a rigged vote count. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters march during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people have protested for the seventh consecutive day against the presidential election victory of Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, amid fresh allegations by the opposition of a rigged vote count. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Protesters march during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Thousands of people have protested for the seventh consecutive day against the presidential election victory of Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, amid fresh allegations by the opposition of a rigged vote count. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of people have protested for the seventh consecutive day against the presidential election victory of Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, amid fresh allegations by the opposition of a rigged vote count.

The protests by mostly young people have been held every day since last Sunday's election, in which Vucic polled 55 percent of the vote and avoided a runoff.

Opposition groups have alleged irregularities, including muzzling of the media during the campaign, voter intimidation and bribes.

Sasa Jankovic, who was one of the other candidates in the race, alleged Sunday that ballots from 25 polling stations showed evidence of massive fraud in Vucic's favor.

Vucic denied the allegation and announced live on state TV that he'd told the state electoral commission to do a recount from two voting stations.