Student Protest '96 - '97
March 8th, 1997
The protest continues for now, at least. We gathered at the Plato to show that we will endure in our quest for the fulfillment of our demands. We were addressed by journalist Dragan Nikitovic and Vuk Vukovic, a student of the School of Philosophy. The service in information was read, and student assemblies were announced for Monday when the students will decide whether to return to class and wait for confirmation of the Chancellor's resignation in class or to continue the protest in the streets until March 20th when the University Council will we have its next session. The walk was announced: we were going to the soccer game, the 106th derby of the rival Partisan and Red Star.
The walk took us past the Federal Parliament, up Bulevar Revolucije to the Law School. We then walked down Beogradska and across Slavija. We were joined by groups of fans who were going to the game, and together we walked to Autokomanda and crossed the highway for the first time in the 107 days of the protest. We then separated from the fans and headed slowly towards Dedinje where Slobodan Milosevic, president of Serbia live. Of course we were stopped by a police cordon only a few streets later, and returned to the Plato immediately (but we did get closer than ever). The gathering has been scheduled for tomorrow at the same time, same place and for the same reason.