YUGOSLAVIA: OPPOSITION PROTESTERS IN YUGOSLAVIA CONTINUE TO DEMONSTRATE ON THE 20TH DAY OF PROTESTS AGAINST...
- Title: YUGOSLAVIA: OPPOSITION PROTESTERS IN YUGOSLAVIA CONTINUE TO DEMONSTRATE ON THE 20TH DAY OF PROTESTS AGAINST ELECTION FRAUD
- Date: 9th December 1996
- Summary: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA (DECEMBER 9, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV PROTESTERS WALKING IN STREET, SHOUTING AND WHISTLING 2. PROTESTERS GATHERED IN SQUARE WITH BANNERS/ VARIOUS OF RALLY, PEOPLE WAVING SERBIAN FLAGS (4 SHOTS) 0.26 3. SV OPPOSITION LEADER VUK DRASKOVIC ADDRESSING CROWD/ PEOPLE LISTENING 0.31 4. SV DRASKOVIC ADDRESSING RALLY (SERBO-CROAT) 0.42 5. SLV PEOPLE CHEERING 0.46 6. GV'S OF DRASKOVIC IN CROWD, SPEAKING TO PEOPLE AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS (4 SHOTS) 1.09 7. DRASKOVIC WALKING AND SAYING: "ABSOLUTELY NOT, BECAUSE THERE IS NOT FEDERAL PARLIAMENT AS WELL AS REPUBLICAN IN SERBIA, (SERBIAN PRESIDENT) SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS PARLIAMENT AND WE ARE NOW DEMONSTRATING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF THAT MAN, WE ARE NOT GOING TO THE PARLIAMENT TOMORROW (ENGLISH) 1.33 8. SLV DRASKOVIC WALKING ALONG STREET 1.38 9. OPPOSITION COALITION ZAJEDNO LEADER ZORAN DJINDJIC AT RALLY 1.39 10.SV DJINDJIC SEATED IN OFFICE/ DJINDJIC SAYING: "FOR US, THE ELECTIONS HAVE NOT YET FINISHED. THE RESULTS OF THE SECOND ROUND OF THE (LOCAL) ELECTIONS ARE NOT LEGAL AND THAT IS WHY WE DO NOT THINK IT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER FEDERAL PARLIAMENT AND TO BEHAVE AS IF EVERYTHING IS OK IN THIS COUNTRY" (SERBO-CROAT) 1.55 11. CU CUTAWAY/ POSTER IN DJINDJIC'S OFFICE 2.02 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA
- Country: Yugoslavia
- Duration: 00:02:02
- Story Text: INTRO: Opposition protesters in Yugoslavia have continued to demonstrate against election fraud, showing no sign of relenting in their 20-day-old challenge to President Slobodan Milosevic's rule.
More than 30,000 students gathered in Belgrade on Monday (December 9) in their latest show of displeasure over the reversal of opposition victories in municipal elections on November 17.
Vuk Draskovic, one of the the opposition Zajedno (Together) coalition leaders, addressed protesters, calling for the resignation of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.
The opposition has staged daily protests attracting up to 150,000 people against the annulment of its victories at local elections last month.
After the rally, Draskovic told reporters the Yugoslav opposition planned to boycott Tuesday's session of Federal Parliament.
Zoran Djindjic, one of the Zajedno (Together) leaders, said there was no point in sitting in parliament, which diplomats regard as a rubber-stamp for Milosevic's decisions.
"For us, the elections have not yet finished. The results of the second round of the (local) elections are not legal and that is why we do not think it is necessary to enter Federal parliament and to behave as if everything is ok in this country", he said.
"We think that the political crisis in Serbia cannot be solved without recognition of the second round of elections, without making all media free, without commencing a dialogue on the conditions of political activities in Serbia", Djindjic said.
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