- Title: YUGOSLAVIA: DEMONSTRATORS IN BELGRADE PROTEST NATO AIR STRIKES
- Date: 15th September 1995
- Summary: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA (SEPTEMBER 15, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SLV PROTESTERS WITH FLAGS AND BANNERS MARCHING (3 SHOTS) 0.22 2. PAN POLICE FACE MARCHERS OUTSIDE U.S. EMBASSY 0.29 3. SV PEOPLE THROWING PAPER AIRCRAFT AT POLICEMEN / DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANNERS AND FLAGS (5 SHOTS) 0.54 4. SLV GIRL IN WINDOW WITH CANDLE 0.55 5. SV DEMONSTRATORS WITH PLACARDS LISTENING TO SPEAKER (6 SHOTS) 1.42 6. TOP VIEW OF CROWD 1.46 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 30th September 1995 13:00
- Location: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA
- Country: Yugoslavia
- Reuters ID: LVAEA8YIBEBOFZ4400RD3MSNR2LV
- Story Text: Anti-American demonstrators gathered outside the United States (U.S.) embassy in Belgrade on Friday (September 15) to protest NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) air strikes against the Bosnian Serbs over Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The demonstration organised by the Democratic Party of Serbia denounced the air strikes and the civilian casualties caused by the shelling.
NATO has suspended the air strikes for 72 hours to allow the Bosnian Serbs time to begin the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the 20 km (12 mile) exclusion zone around Sarajevo.
Despite an agreement to halt fighting around Sarajevo, military operations continued in northwest Bosnia where Bosnian government and Croat forces drove Serb troops and refugees eastwards to the Serb stronghold of Banja Luka.
Bosnian Serb refugees fled in thousands towards their stronghold town of Banja Luka in northern Bosnia, but there was little sign of fighting or resistance from Serb troops.
The ease of the advance sowed suspicions of a deal by Serb leaders to cede territory under apparent military pressure ahead of a redistribution of land according to an international peace plan.
The Bosnian Government troops and their Croat allies continued a push in central and northwest Bosnia that has cost the Serbs several towns and more than 2,000 sq km (770 sq miles) of territory this week.
The Serbs held 70 percent of Bosnia until recently, but under the peace plan their Serb Republic should be 49 per cent with the rest left to a Moslem-Croat federation.
Sarajevo radio said the government 5th Corps captured Bosanksi Petrovac from the Serbs on Friday morning and was pushing on towards the towns of Kljuc and Sanski Most.
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