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Balkans |  Serb protests continue in northern Kosovo

Protests by Serbs started on May 26 in northern Kosovo.

More than 1,000 Serbs gathered in Zvecan in the wee hours of the morning, chanting “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia”, unfurling the 250-meter-long Serbian flag in front of the security cordon set up by the NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo (KFOR). In Front Of Zvizan Municipality.

Srdan Milosavljević, the former head of the Zvecan Municipal Council, said in his speech that the Kosovo police special forces left the city halls to end the protests, the newly elected Albanian mayors, whom he called “phantoms”, did not come to the municipality and released two Serbs arrested on Monday after tension in the area.

It was noted that the international security force teams have strengthened their security measures by pulling barbed wire around the security cordon they set up around the Zvechan municipality building in the morning.

It was reported that the Serbs will continue to wait in front of the municipal buildings until their demands are met.

On the other hand, the Serb List, the largest Serb party in Kosovo, issued a statement calling on Serbs to endanger the security of KFOR soldiers.

Protests are held

On May 26, Kosovo Serbs protested against the election of Albanian mayors who won local elections on April 23 in the municipalities of Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavić, where Serbs are concentrated in northern Kosovo.

As protests continued in the area, the Kosovo Police and the International Security Force in Kosovo cordoned off municipal buildings with wire fences and increased the number of personnel in the area.

There was a clash between the Kosovo police, who were sent to the area to protect the Albanian mayors, and the Kosovo Serbs.

Serbia also decided to station its army on the border with Kosovo.

Serbia considers Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence in 2008, to be its territory.


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