June 10, 1991 |
An estimated 20,000 anti-Communist demonstrators rallied Sunday in downtown Belgrade to demand new elections in Serbia, the largest of Yugoslavia's six republics. Police and some military units were placed on alert in the capital, but no clashes were reported. Many in the crowd chanted slogans calling for the ouster of Serbia's ruling Socialist Party--the renamed Communist Party--which overwhelmingly won the republic's multi-party elections last December.
February 4, 1997 |
Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, declaring that Serbia will not become a "proving ground for terrorism," again deployed riot police Monday to club and corral anti-government demonstrators who returned to the streets despite bloody skirmishes the night before. Thousands of students and others were allowed to march briefly, then were blocked by police who chased and beat small groups of people hurling rocks and insults.
March 3, 1992
Long-smoldering animosity between supporters of Serbia's ruling Socialist Party and the anti-communist opposition could explode into violence here next Monday. An anti-government rally called by the Serbian Renewal Movement has been billed as a commemoration of last year's March 9 rioting, in which two young pro-democracy demonstrators were killed by police. Communist President Slobodan Milosevic was nearly ousted from power for brutalizing fellow Serbs after that incident.
March 10, 1992 |
More than 30,000 Serbs rallied on Monday to mourn those killed in the Yugoslav war and to denounce Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic for steering the republic to ruin and isolation. Leaders of the growing anti-Communist opposition called for a general strike to oust Milosevic from power and accused him of transforming Serbia into a huge, volatile armed camp. They demanded new elections and many chanted support for restoration of the Serbian monarchy.
February 12, 1997 |
Local elections won by opponents of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic were officially recognized Tuesday by the Serbian parliament, virtually securing opposition rule in Belgrade and 13 other disputed cities. "Get ready for a huge party," said Zarko Korac, an opposition member of parliament. "There will soon be a couple hundred thousand people celebrating in the streets of Belgrade."
November 28, 1992 |
A U.N. relief convoy trying to reach a stranded Muslim town abandoned a bid to find an alternative route Friday after being blocked by angry Bosnian Serbs for the third day. The convoy, which was stopped from reaching Srebrenica by a crowd of Bosnian Serb women and children at Skelani, turned back to Ljubovija, where it was blocked by a similar protest Wednesday and Thursday.