Student Protest '96
November 27th, 1996
|Gathering of the students at their colleges.|
|Organized walk toward the meeting place, Plato.|
|Tens of thousands students gathered at Plato. Professors (colleges
of: Economy, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, etc.), Dragan BJELOGRLIC, an
actor, Srdjan DRAGOJEVIC, a film-director, Vladimir ARSENIJEVIC, a writer,
addressed the gathering.
Students of theology joined the Student Protest today. They said that the most of the clergy are supporting us. They also called upon Patriarch Pavle to state his attitude, and their message is: "God is with us."
After that we agreed on the route to be taken, which was the same as yesterday. Passing by the City Hall, the students threw eggs at it. Passing by the American Embassy, the students greeted the employees, who greeted them.
|The procession was probably bigger than yesterday. Passing by the City
Hall, the students threw eggs at it. Passing by the American Embassy, the
students greeted the employees, who greeted them.
But unexpectedly, the procession of students did not turn left to Milosa Pocerca Street (as they had done yesterday). Instead, they proceeded along Kneza Milosa Street. The procession was soon stopped by fully equipped special police forces near the Canadian Embassy. The students shouted: "Red Gang", "Treason", etc. and sat down (almost the whole procession was sitting in front of the policemen). Fifteen minutes later, the students returned peacefully and with dignity to the usual route then returned to Plato and after that to their colleges.
The continuation of the strike is scheduled for tomorrow noon, at Plato.
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