Saturday, March 03, 2007

Kosovo Albanians Rally For Immediate Independence

Pakistani officers of the United Nations police in Kosovo guard the U.N. headquarters during a demonstration in Pristina March 3, 2007. About 4,000 Kosovo Albanians protested peacefully against Martti Ahtisaari's document demanding immediate independence from Serbia. REUTERS/Hazir Reka


Kosovo Albanians protest against Martti Ahtisaari's document demanding immediate independence from Serbia in Pristina March 3, 2007. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

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International Herald Tribune - 16 minutes ago

For the second time in less than a month, thousands of ethnic Albanians took to the streets of the capital to protest United Nations proposals that they say the fall well short of the majority's desires for an independent Kosovo.

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1 comment:

Bg anon said...

Was just wondering if you have any view on why the demonstrations passed off peacefully this time?

I dont have an opinion, or much information on this demo so wanted to know what you thought.

Were the international authorities less heavy-handed this time?
Were protestors told by organisors to 'take it easy'?

Maybe a combination of both or are there other factors? I'd also be interested to know if Kurti is allowed to communicate with party officials from his cell. Do you know? Thanks.