November 30, 1995 |
Carrying banners and signs, thousands of Serbs marched Wednesday to protest the unification of Sarajevo, the most contentious issue in the Bosnian peace plan. The Bosnian government tried to reassure them that they will be safe, welcome and better off in a united city.
July 19, 2000 |
Angry over the arrest of a Serbian militant who allegedly attacked ethnic Albanians, thousands of Serbs blocked roads Tuesday into their part of this Kosovo city and staged mass rallies to demand the man's release. French soldiers backed by six armored personnel carriers blocked the main bridge over the Ibar River, which divides the Serbian and ethnic Albanian communities, refusing to allow even U.N. employees to cross.
November 26, 1995 |
With Serbian protests mounting over the loss of the Bosnian capital city of Sarajevo, a senior Bosnian Serb leader warned Saturday that failure to resolve the issue could endanger American troops deployed to enforce peace in the Balkans. For the second consecutive day, angry Serbs marched against a new, U.S.-brokered peace agreement that puts Serb-held Sarajevo suburbs under Muslim-Croat government control.
March 9, 2000 |
Thousands of Bosnian Croats protested Wednesday against the U.N. war crimes tribunal's decision to sentence former Bosnian Croat Gen. Tihomir Blaskic to 45 years in prison. Several thousand demonstrated in Blaskic's hometown, Kiseljak, northwest of the capital, Sarajevo. A TV cameraman said thousands more took to the streets in the ethnically divided southern city of Mostar. Schools and shops in Kiseljak were closed, and students carried Croatian flags and Blaskic posters.
August 27, 1993 |
A U.N. aid convoy that delivered its goods to 55,000 trapped Muslims was held hostage Thursday for the second time in two days--this time by the Muslims themselves instead of their Croatian enemies. In a two-day saga that left U.N. officials frustrated and clearly irritated at both sides, a convoy held up by demonstrating Croatian women and children for most of Wednesday finally reached starving Muslims in Mostar early Thursday.
August 26, 1993 |
The bureaucrats agreed on a pact and the military commanders endorsed it, but in the end it was a small army of singing children and an angry old woman who were nearly the undoing Wednesday of the United Nations' troubled mission here. Seeking for the second straight day to reach more than 35,000 stranded Muslims on the brink of starvation in nearby Mostar, a U.N.