Student Protest '96
December 3rd, 1996
|Despite the cold weather and the heavy snow, over 20,000 students gathered
at Plato in front of the Faculty of Philosophy, again.
Professors of the School of Political Sciences, Transportation and Medical School, Hari Steiner, reporter of the "Vreme" newspaper, Bane Vidakovic, actor, Dusan Kovacevic, writer, and Vladeta Jankovic, teacher of the Language School, spoke to the gathered students. Many letters of support were read, among them the letter from Prince Tomislav Karadjordjevic and the letter from independent city syndicate of education workers.
The traffic police didn't bother to stop the traffic today either, probably to cause a big jam in the city.
The students dropped some Chinese chalk and other means of insect and rodent extermination in front of the Republic Parliament, drew mice and cockroaches and wrote graffiti against them on the walls of the Parliament, as their reaction to yesterday's announcement of the sudden "extermination" of the building. When a large group of students approached the Parliament, security pushed them back towards the street rather roughly. There were no other incidents.
The student protests are scheduled for tomorrow again.