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BELGRADERS READY TO CONTINUE PROTEST

More than one half of Belgraders who for the past three months protested almost every day against the election fraud, expressed their readiness to take to the streets once again in order to "achieve new goals," showed an opinion poll taken by the Argument agency among the participants of the opposition victory celebration in Belgrade on Feb. 21. Almost 22 percent of the polled were against the continuation of protests, while the same number of people was for its continuation until all the demands were met, that is, without the setting of new goals. Almost 65 percent of the polled who were at the Republic Square on Feb. 21, had been protesting since the beginning of the protest in November 1996. One quarter of them joined the protest in December, while the rest joined in January. When asked whether they had ever felt like giving up the protest, 90.9 percent of the polled said no. Only 7.9 percent confirmed of having second thoughts about continuing to demonstrate.

Copyright 1997 by Beta News Agency.

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