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Alliance for Change: "We will go to the very end"

The Alliance for Change gathering in Novi Sad marked the start of a new anti-government campaign organised by the Alliance which plans to hold a new rally in Belgrade next Tuesday, to be followed by daily protests throughout Serbia. Zoran Djindjic told the convention that "Milosevic is an obstacle which should be lifted from the road." "Two million people should come out into the streets every day, saying Milosevic, go away!" he said. Vuk Obradovic of the Social Democratic Party told opposition supporters that they "have a rival who is still dangerous and strong, but is not invincible. "This time, there is no giving up, we will go to the very end. It will be them or us. Down with Slobodan Milosevic," Alliance coordinator Batic said. And Nenad Canak of the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina, the party that calls for a large autonomy of Vojvodina within Yugoslavia, warned that anti-Milosevic demonstrators would storm the province's assembly and "expel those who occupy it illegally. "On the same day, at the same time (as in Belgrade), we will hold a rally in Novi Sad to finish with Slobodan Milosevic", Canak said as demonstrators cheered. "Serbia without Milosevic" also included a fictional news programme "of June 15, 2000," when Montenegro's reformist President Milo Djukanovic, a fierce Milosevic opponent, will have become "Yugoslav premier," while the international sanctions on Belgrade will have been lifted. "Cooperation with the international community, foreign investments, an amnesty for draft-dodging, privatisation and autonomy of the university" were also part of the fictional programme.

Source: B92

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