Monday, November 03, 2008

B92: "Bottles thrown at Serbs visiting cemeteries in Kosovo"

2 November 2008 | 10:12 | Source: B92 PRIŠTINA -- Several hundred Serbs driven out of Priština yesterday visited the graves of their loved ones, some for the first time since 1999.

The cemetery in Priština (Beta)
The cemetery in Priština (Beta)

The Kosovo Serbs forced out of Dečani, Đakovica and Peć also went to the graveyards in these Metohija towns, to mark the Orthodox Christian holiday of Zadušnice (All Souls' Day).

In addition to desecrated tombstones, reports say that local Albanians subjected the Serbs to verbal threats and provocation, that included bottles thrown at them.

Those who visited the Orthodox cemetery in southern Kosovska Mitrovica also found that some 80 percent of the graves there were vandalized, but there were no incidents.

KFOR provided escort in Priština, while Kosovo police was protecting the Serbs in Kosovska Mitrovica.

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