Student Protest '96
December 21st, 1996
Some 15.000 students gathered at the Plato in front of the School of Philosophy today.
First they were addressed by their colleagues from Subotica who came to Belgrade this morning on bicycles to join the protest of the Belgrade students. Their representative, Nenad Markovic said that "neither the professors, nor the students from Subotica support them and are accusing them of working for Hungarian secessionists." The students were also addressed by Slobodan Samardzic, a member of the Institute for European Studies, Djordje Petrovic, docent at the School of Chemistry, Oliver Djurdjevic, professor of the Music Academy, Milan St. Protic, historian and a "Red Cobra" master of kung-fu, among others.
At about 2 o'clock the students started their protest walk down the streets of Belgrade. The column was headed by the students from Subotica. The route included the streets of Srpskih Vladara, Takovska, Lole Ribara and Makednoska streets. Around 15:00 the students procession returned to the Plato and proceeded to the amphitheaters of their schools to continue the protest through the program scheduled for today.