As of 30 May 2023, the security situation in Zvecan remains tense but has calmed somewhat following three days of clashes between police officers and ethnically Serbian protesters. From 26-29 May 2023, thousands of ethnically Serbian protesters had engaged in clashes with local police officers and NATO-led peacekeeping personnel in the towns of Zvecan, Leposavic and Zubin Potok — located approximately 30 mi (45 km) north of the capital Pristina — following the election of several ethnic Albanian mayors during a 23 April snap election. Over the course of the protests, police officers deployed tear gas and stun grenades to disperse protesters blockading the entrances to municipal buildings in Zvecan. The protesters also engaged in clashes with NATO peacekeepers who deployed to Zvecan. At least 30 NATO personnel and 52 protesters were injured in the fighting. In response to the events, on 25 May Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic placed the military on combat alert – the highest state of alert — and deployed troops close to the Serbian border with Kosovo.