Student Protest '96
December 18th, 1996
Today is the 27th day of the student protest. A great number of students gathered at Plato again today. Among the others, actors Dragan Jovanovic and Dragan Micanovic, actress Ana Sofrenovic, and our guests, students from Holland, addressed the gathered students.
As always, at the beginning of the program the demands of the students were read, and also the letters of support from the Universities of Lozana and Vienna, the editorial of the French magazine "Peripheriques vous parlent", the Association of the students of Germany, and many more.
Once again, the aim of our "walk" was Dedinje - in case the police stops us from going all the way to Dedinje (as it did) a group of students carried a "rubicon", to mark the borders of this "forbidden city" and stop the people from that hill from coming down to Belgrade the way they stopped us from going up there.
The route was supposed to look like this: Plato - Uzun Mirkova Street - Pariska and Karadjordjeva Streets, to the building of the School of Economy, where the Teaching council was in session at the time - Nemanjina Street - Slavija square - JNA boulevard to Autokomanda - Dr. Milutina Ivkovica, Boulevard of Peace and bulevar Vojvode Putnika streets - and along Kneza Milosa Street back to Plato.
Anyway, the procession was stopped at Autokomanda, by a police cordon. A press conference was held right there, called "cordon press", and the rubicon was placed there in order to represent the border of "Dedinje - the forbidden city", and after taking pictures in front of it, the procession returned to Plato.Thanks to the student security, there were no incidents.
The gathering is scheduled for the usual time tomorrow again