YUGOSLAVIA: DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE IN BELGRADE AS MILOSEVIC BROADCASTS TO THE NATION AND SAYS HE WILL NOT ADMIT ELECTION DEFEATRecord ID: 636807
- Title: YUGOSLAVIA: DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE IN BELGRADE AS MILOSEVIC BROADCASTS TO THE NATION AND SAYS HE WILL NOT ADMIT ELECTION DEFEAT
- Date: 2nd October 2000
- Summary: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA (OCTOBER 2, 2000) (REUTERS) WIDE OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE CITY CENTRE , BLOWING WHISTLES IN PROTEST VARIOUS, MLADJAN DINKIC, OPPOSITION ECONOMIST AND LEADER OF THE G17 ECONOMIST GROUP ARRIVING WALKING PAST MEDIA AND POLICE OFFICERS (2 SHOTS) SCU SOUNDBITE (English) MLADJAN DINKIC, OPPOSITION ECONOMIST AND LEADER OF THE G17 ECONOMISTS GROUP SPEAKING SAYING: "I don't expect that they would give us the data because unfortunatelly we heard from those people from the Federal Statistics Bureau that justice is on our side, but they are affraid to provide us with the data." SMV DINKIC ADDRESSING CROWD OUTSIDE THE FEDERAL STATISTICS BUREAU AS CROWD SHOUT COMMENTS VARIOUS OF THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MARCHING THROUGH BELGRADE BLOWING WHISTLES (2 SHOTS) VARIOUS, STUDENTS HOLDING BANNER READING, IN SERBIAN, "HE IS GONE" /DEMONSTRATION (3 SHOTS) VARIOUS, STUDENTS SINGING: "KILL YOURSELF AND SAVE SERBIA SLOBODANE" (REFERS TO YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC) AS THEY ARRIVE AT THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING SMV STUDENTS TRYING TO ENTER THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING WIDE OF STUDENTS IN FRONT OF UNIVERSITY BUILDING WIDE OF STUDENTS HOLDING BANNER , PAN ACROSS TO UNIVERSITY BUILDING VARIOUS, STUDENTS ENTERING FACULTY OF ENGINEERING THROUGH THE WINDOW TO STUDENTS CHEERS (3 SHOTS) WIDE OF STUDENTS CHEERING AS STUDENTS ENTER THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT DOORWAY
- Reuters ID: LVA2QIT0RLQ0N697PU6WC7D6H4GC
- Location: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA
- Country: Serbia
- Duration: 00:01:43
- Topics: General,Politics
- Story Text: Demonstrations in the Yugoslav capital Belgrade got
off to a slow start on Monday (October 1), with most shops
open and major state institutions unaffected on a damp
morning. However, shortly after noon (1000 GMT) thousands of
people began to gather in the city centre.
And Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has given a rare
televised address to the nation, lashing out at his opponents
and making clear he had no intention of admitting election
The opposition has called for a country-wide general
strike in a bid to force President Slobodan Milosevic to
concede that its candidate Vojislav Kostunica won outright
victory in the first round of presidential elections on
The state electoral committee says the vote for Kostunica
fell short of 50 per cent and has ordered a runoff next
Sunday, which the opposition says it will boycott.
Leaving a large crowd outside, opposition economist
Mladjan Dinkic walked into the Federal Bureau of Statistics
with two colleagues to try to find out how it came up with the
"I don't expect that they would give us the data because
unfortunately we heard from those people from the Federal
Statistics Bureau that justice is on our side, but they are
afraid to provide us with the data," he said afterwards.
In Belgrade, up to 3,000 people gathered in the students'
square in central Belgrade to protest over the non-recognition
of what they say was Vojislav Kostunica's first round victory.
They were welcomed and cheered by passers-by and brought
traffic to a standstill.
Also on Monday, Milosevic gave a rare televised address to
the nation, lashing out at his opponents and making clear he
had no intention of admitting election defeat.
He also complained about Western attempts to take over the
Balkan peninsula by establishing "puppet governments" in many
He said the world's great powers were intent on destroying
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