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Protests to be stepped up

BELGRADE, Tuesday -- The president of the Democratic Centre and vice-president of the DAN Coalition, Dragoljub Micunovic, told Radio B2-92 today that the united opposition on Saturday would present a number of demands to the Serbian Government. These, said Micunovic, would result in an intensification of protest rallies throughout Serbia.

Around thousand citizens gathered tonight at 7 p.m. for the seventh consecutive protest against the takeover of Studio B. As on the previous days, journalists of Studio B were reading news and the gathered citizens were distributed bulleting of the united opposition "Free Serbia".

Around 2,000 citizens of Novi Sad tonight protested again against media shutdown in Serbia and many arrests of Otpor and opposition activists, journalists and citizens. After a speech in front of the City Hall, the gathered went on a protest walk to the building of the District Court and returned to the centre where on a large screen movies were shown about police interventions against demonstrators, the takeover of Studio B and founding ceremony of Otpor.

At tonight's protest in Nis called "Resistance to Terror and Dictatorship" in front of more than 1,000 citizens, representatives of "Otpor" called on citizens to gather tomorrow at a minute to twelve at this movement's gathering in front of the Faculty of Philosophy in Nis.

Protests were also held tonight in the Belgrade suburbs of Lazarevac and Obrenovac.

Source: B92

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