Monday, February 18, 2008

Massive Demonstrations in Belgrade

Belgrade in Flames

Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, after the Kosovo Albanian war criminal Hashim Thaci declared unilateral independence of the southern Serbian province of Kosovo-Metohija, the violent riots broke out throughout Serbia proper, including the capital Belgrade, and lasted until midnight.

American and Slovenian embassy were the main targets of the enraged citizens. Carrying Serbian flags and chanting "Kosovo is Serbia", "We won't give up Kosovo", the protesters broke the windows on both buildings and threw the torches inside. Police cordon in front of Slovenian embassy was broken and the demonstrators ransacked the building, tearing and burning the furniture and Slovenian and EU flags displayed on the balcony. In front of the U.S. embassy, the cars with diplomatic licenses were demolished and stones and lit flares were flying toward the embassy building..... BSA

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