Declaration of Decency

We, the students of The Belgrade University, support the citizens of Serbia who demand protection of their guaranteed Constitutional rights. A brutal violation of law and annihilation of the regular electoral results are an uprecedented attack on the basic principles of democracy. We are not taking sides between the party in power and the opposition - what insist upon is the rule of the law. Any government which is not willing to acknowledge its own electoral defeat does not deserve our support and we overtly oppose it.

Therefore, we demand:

1. An immediate establishment of a Governmental Electoral Commitee which would be formed on the principle of proportion between parties that took part in the second round of voting. The purpose of the Commitee is an objective establishment of the outcome of the second round of voting.

2. A resignation of the Chancellor of The Belgrade University, prof. Dragutin Velickovic because of his ignorance of our protest and our demands. His communication with the students based on orders and interdictions is not acceptable.

3. A resignation of the student-vice-chancellor of the Belgrade University, Vojin Djurdjevic, who no more represents the students, but the party in power.

We appeal on all the participants of the current political crisis to abstain from any violence. The students of The Belgrade University will endure in their protest.

(this is the end of the declaration)

On November 27th the Head Commitee of the Student Protest of 96 agreed with the initiative to approach His Holiness, Patriarch Pavle with an appeal for his blessing and support for the students' cause.