Foreign Agencies on November 26th, 1996
Tuesday November 26 5:34 PM EST
Serb Opposition Protests Milosevic Again
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (Reuter)
Some 10,000 students from Belgrade university staged a march at midday, chanting against Milosevic. Joined by at least 30 law professors, students halted traffic as they marched past foreign embassies and ministries.
They hurled eggs and a few stones at offices of the Yugoslav United Left, the party led by Milosevic's Marxist wife. The students said they planned sit-ins at five faculties.
Serbian protests over election "fraud" roll on
09:28 Nov 26, 1996 EST
BELGRADE, Nov 26 (Reuter)
Several thousand students from Belgrade university, who launched a strike on Monday, marched through the capital at midday, chanting against Milosevic's nine-year rule.
``There are no lessons in Belgrade today,'' one professor told the students. ``This is a lesson -- a lesson in democracy.''
Joined by several of their professors, the students halted traffic as they marched past foreign embassies in pouring rain.
They hurled eggs and a few stones at offices of the Yugoslav United Left, the party led by Milosevic's Marxist wife. A couple of windows were broken in the otherwise peaceful march.
The students planned sit-ins at five faculties while the opposition scheduled another protest for 1400 GMT.
The New York Times
November 26, 1996, Tuesday, Late Edition - Final
100,000 Serbs Take to Streets Against Milosevic
By: Chris Hedges
BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 25
There were some signs that the protests were spreading, especially when students decided to take over university buildings. But the Government, which has barred the state-run press from covering the demonstrations, said the protests would not interfere with plans to press ahead with a final round of local voting, which the opposition plans to boycott, on Wednesday.
The protests are the largest since 1991, when Mr. Milosevic announced
his decision to go to war against republics seceding from Yugoslavia.
GRAPHIC: Photo: Demonstrators waving report cards to prove that they are students rather than political agitators marched through Belgrade protesting an election ruling that invalidated opposition victories in 33 local council races. (Associated Press)