Foreign Agencies on February 13th, 1997

Milosevic Threatens Protesters
Associated Press Writer
Thursday, February 13, 1997 4:31 pm EST

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP)
More than 10,000 students marched over a Sava River bridge Thursday to New Belgrade to protest state-run TV's biased, pro-Milosevic reporting.

(c) Copyright 1997 The Associated Press

Belgrade Protests Continue Despite Ruling
By Michael Roddy
Thursday, February 13 1997; Page A28
The Washington Post

Thousands of Serbians buoyed by the reinstatement of opposition victories in municipal elections marched through this capital today, demanding greater access to the media and other democratic reforms.

Students and members of the opposition Together coalition, amid concern that continuing protests could raise tensions, said they would maintain pressure on President Slobodan Milosevic to meet their demands.

"We shall not leave the protests until all demands are met," said Miodrag Gavrilovic, one of the leaders of 15,000 students who marched unhindered by police.

The students want the rector of Belgrade University and a student co-rector fired; one of Together's demands is for greater access to the strictly controlled state media.

(c) Copyright 1997 The Washington Post Company

Miami Herald
Published Thursday, February 13, 1997, in the Miami Herald
Concession fails to stop Serb protests

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- (AP) -- President Slobodan Milosevic's reluctant acceptance of one opposition demand failed to stop the wave of protests against his rule Wednesday when thousands demanded more change.

The protests, coupled with foreign pressure, are developing into a broadly based revolt against Milosevic's rule, the biggest challenge to his decade in power.

More than 20,000 students staged a noisy march through Belgrade and unpaid, striking teachers ringed the parliament building.

Copyright (c) 1997 The Miami Herald

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