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Secondary school pupils to protest on Monday
BELGRADE, Sunday - Otpor yesterday called on all secondary school pupils in Belgrade to gather in front of Saint Sava and Belgrade's Sixth High schools at 11 a.m. on Monday in protest at the non recognition of Democratic Opposition of Serbia presidential candidate Vojislav Kostunica's victory in the first round of the presidential elections last Sunday. The secondary school pupils will then walk to the Philosophy Faculty where they will join university students in their protest.
At a union board meeting yesterday, teachers from the Serbian Union of Educational Workers voted to bring a complete halt to their work. Union President Radovan Pavlovic told B2-92 that it was his impression that pupils were once again teaching their teachers how to strike since they had initiated this strike. Pavlovic specified that schools in Cacak, Valjevo, Belgrade, Zrenjanin, Kragujevac, Pancevo, Gornji Milanovac, Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad were already on strike and they expected a huge response from schools in other Serbian towns on Monday.
The teacher's union Prosvecenost also voted last night to join the general strike on Monday.
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