Belgrade, Serbia • Hundreds of Serbs rallied Saturday against plans by the Serbian Orthodox Church and nationalist leaders to move the ashes of scientist and engineer Nikola Tesla from his museum in Belgrade to the country's biggest church.
Hefting banners that read "Leave Tesla alone!" the protesters blocked traffic in front of the museum, where the urn bearing Tesla's remains has been on display for six decades. The protesters, among them many scientists, want his ashes to stay put.
"Tesla is not a saint to be buried in a church. He was a scientist," said pensioner Boro Sikimic.
"Tesla does not belong only to us, he belongs to the entire world," said Ana Jovanovic, an art historian.