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It seems that era of Gaddafi's popularity on Balkan is over.

The rebel flag is flying on the Libyan embassies in Belgrade and Sarajevo.

According to bh.news Libyans living in Sarajevo have gathered in front of the Libyan embassy in Bosnian capital burning Gaddafi's picture and celebrating "the overturning Moammar Gaddafi's regime." The rebels flag flew on the building while protesters requested from Libyan ambassador Salm Finir to leave the embassy building.

"He is a man of the regime and we appeal the BH government to expel him, because he no longer represents the people", the protesters said. The embassy is surrounded by a large number of policmen.

Serbian National Television (RTS) reports that new Libyan flag flying on the building of the Embassy in Serbian capital despite the fact that Serbia was one of the rare countries in the world openly supporting Gaddafi's regime in the last six months.

True love has gone : Serbian President Boris Tadic visited Muammar al- Gaddafi twice in 2009. Gaddafi gave Tadic the Persian carpet and honorary medal for the Day of the Libyan revolution.


According to Serbian media, Serbian mercenaries were allegedly killing protesters in the streets of Tripoli and Benghazi. Serbian military pilots reportedly took part in the bombing of protesters in the Libyan cities.

Serbian daily Alo reminded that Muammar al-Gaddafi had also hired Serbian pilots before: in the 90s, in combat operations against radical Islamists, but also in actions against civilians, in support of the ground forces.

Members of Serbian Facebook group entitled "Support for Muammar al-Gaddafi from the people of Serbia" made a cyber war against the Libyan opposition by attacking the rebels' website. Serbian citizens recruited mainly from Serbian ultranationalists continues support Gaddafi and anti-NATO campaign.

Belgrade's private Megatrend University awarded Gaddafi an honorary doctorate in 2007. Some of Gaddafi's opponents in Serbia however, considered the move a marketing trick to attract Libyan students to this university in the Serbian capital

Serbian citizens who lived and worked in Libya, say that Lybians " lived as Gods" under the Gaddafi considering they will never more experience such prosperity.

Dragan Gordic who has lived in Libya for years recalls:

Libyans have no no reason to be dissatisfied because they live like gods... They do not work much, and they come to the office around 9 A.M. and already at noon they go home to pray, and that happens five times during the day... They have free medical treatment, education, electricity, and all food products are 30-40 percent cheaper than at home. Everyone who wants to study abroad just needs to write a request and they receive a scholarship from the authorities. About 5 million people have registered 15 million cars. In general, these are expensive and good cars, and they have easy access to them because for a 50,000-euro car you pay 3,000 or 4,000 euro, and the rest is subsidized by the state.

CafedelMontenegro prays God to send Gaddafi to Montenegro. He says:

Cheap food, cheap fuel, education and health care for free. Very soon, they will come to grieve for Gaddafi. Our people who lived and worked there know it best. May God give us Gaddafi's government for 40 years.

PHOTOS: Opposition fighters behind Zeina are shouting "God is Great" and "Libya is United" on the Embassy roof in Sarajevo