Student Protest '96
December 13th, 1996
On Friday, December 13th, the first day of the fourth week of the Student Protest, the students gathered at Plato again. The reply of Slobodan Milosevic to Warren Christopher was read, and it was booed at. Among other persons, Dragoljub Zivkovic, professor at the School of Philosophy in Pristina, Darko Trebjesanin, professor at the School for Training Special Education Teachers, Josif Tatic, actor, Olja Beckovic, reporter of the Studio B, Bora Todorovic, actor, and Slobodan Stanisic, professor at the School of Theology, spoke to the gathered students.
A procession of more than 250 students left Novi Sad today and is on its way to Belgrade, towards which they are heading in order to support our protest. Today at noon, the student protest started in Subotica as well.
The letters of support from the students of Nis, Krusevac and the Council of the School of Forest Management were read.
The route was longer than ever (approximately 20km)- about 40,000 students (which is a huge number, considering the length of the route) marched along Vasina and Kolarceva Streets, via Terazije, down Prizrenska St., across to Zemun along the bank, to Karadjordje Square, Main and Nikole Ostrovskog Streets, Lenjinov Bulevar St., and back to Plato. The procession passed by the house belonging to Chancellor of Belgrade University. There were no unwelcome incidents during the walk today.
The protest rally has been scheduled for tomorrow again.