On the 35th day of the rallies, the 15 000 citizens were addressed by: Milan
Komnenic and Ilija Radulovic, vice-presidents of SPO; Slobodan Gavrilovic,
vice-president of DS and MP from Uzice; Zivorad Andjelkovic, DS head of
the Belgrade Electoral Committee; and Jakov Stamenkovic, MP from
The rally was delighted to see Mihailo Kovac, a distinguished journalist who used to work for the state-controlled RTS. He belongs to a group of capable and honourable journalists who either resigned from or were dismissed by the RTS. Mr. Kovac pointed out: "Socialists promised us a cup of honey when they came to power nine years ago, but instead of the cup of honey - we got a cup of bile, which boiled over on November 17. Serbia can never be the same after November l7... I have often been asked what I think of the media...
What I think of the media, I said five years ago when I had to choose between my honour and my servility to an autocratic and falsifying regime. Regardless of your vocation, place of living and position in the social ladder, one day you have to weigh two things on the scales of human values: one is your honour, your duty to the heritage you have taken over from your forefathers and you are supposed to pass on to your posterity; the other is your personal benefits, the so-called living-on and your working-place. I myself picked my side - the side of personal honour, duty to my heritage and respectability by my posterity. If you have brains, if you are dexterous - turn your back on those thieves and liars and you are not going to fail!
... After the happenings on March 9, 1991 - I remember - General Director of the state television at that time called up a board meeting with his toadies and flatterers on the same evening to decide how to inform the rest of Serbia on the events in order to (mis)represent them as the doings of powers of darkness and not as a righteous civic protest. He ended the meeting with the following sentence: 'We won't take off our shoes until we finish this!' You can sometimes learn from your adversaries. My message to you is: 'We won't tkae off our shoes until we finish with them!'"
The 'eccentric' citizens of Nis didn't want to miss their protest walk along the city streets despite cold and smoggy weather.
OESC IN BELGRADE-The head of the Delegation of the Organization for the European Security and Cooperation, the former Spanish Prime Minister Fellipe Gonsales has moderately confirmed estimations about disputed local elections in Serbia. He will present the completed report of the last elections in Serbia to the Authorities in the OESC up to 25th of December.
LET US OVERTHROW YOU !--Was the main slogan message at the yesterdays 32nd day of walking round Belgrade. As it is accustomed at the meeting, after the speeches of the leaders of the Coalition "Together", Zoran Djindjic, Vesna Pesic and Vuk Draskovic, dismissed editor journalist in Radio Television of Serbia Vojkan Milenkovic, actor Ljubivoje Tadic, mayor candidate Srdjan Mirkovic, and many others have taken part as well.
A HUGE CONTRA MEETING ANNOUNCED-On Tuesday, 24th of December, from the headquarters of Socialist Party of Serbia a huge meeting in Belgrade is announced. Ten thousand luxury busses with no tickets charged is available by the side of the state, while the fuel will be provided by the state enterprise "Yugopetrol". The meeting will be organized during the working hour time, but the day pay is included.
STUDENTS PROTEST-Despite the cold weather, yesterday in Belgrade, the students' protest continued. The cyclists from Subotica joined the 30th students' walk. At the meeting, held as usual before the walk, assistent professor at the Chemical Faculty Djordje Petrovic, professor at the Musical Faculty Olivera Djurdjevic, historian Milan St. Protic and the others gave their speeches. The students has announced their customary Sunday evening walk, for tomorrow, 22nd of December.
THE HIGH RISK DAY IN KRAGUJEVAC- Yesterday, in Kragujevac, two totally different meetings held together. One was organized by the Coalition "Together" supported by fifty thousand people, while the other was organized by the Socialists, with the three thousand people gathered from the different villages and towns in the vicinity. Atmosphere was very tense, so the special police forces had to divide those two meetings.
THE BLONDES GOT IT, TOO !
THE BOARD OF BELGRADE FEMALE BLONDES
Letter to president Milosevic
Letter from ramapo College of New Jersey (USA)
Events on 17.12.1996.
Article from Georgiatown Voice