Srjda Popovic, was a key organizer and trainer with the Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! and founder of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS). He helped form the student protest group Otpor!, whose nonviolent campaign to unseat Serbian president Slobodan Milosovic met with success on October 2000 when hundreds of thousands of protestors converged upon and took over the Serbian Parliament, effectively ending Milosovic’s rule.
Since 2000, Popovic and other ex-Otpor! activists have played a key role in spreading the nonviolent strategies and tactics used by the Serbian pro-democracy movement to other European countries, notably during the Georgian “Rose Revolution” of 2003 and the Ukranian “Orange Revolution” of 2004-2005.