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DOS presents ultimatum to regime and Slobodan Milosevic
The Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS) called on citizens to assemble on Thursday in front of the Yugoslav Parliament and thus manifest their protest against "a gross electoral theft the Federal Electoral Commission performed at the order of Slobodan Milosevic, whereby dictatorship was introduced in the country."
"Reacting at requests put forth by citizens," the DOS, says a release, presented an ultimatum to Slobodan Milosevic to recognize the popular vote of September 24 by Thursday at 15.00 hours.
The DOS also requested the Federal Electoral Commission to publicly release true information about the September 24 elections by Thursday at 15.00 hours.
In its release, the DOS also demanded resignations of the Radio & Television (RTS) of Serbia general director, editor-in-chief and editorial collegium, and a change in the RTS editorial policy by the same time. Besides, the DOS requested that all people arrested during protests be set free and charges against fighters for the popular vote be dropped.
The release says that the DOS supporters will come to Belgrade tomorrow in an organized way. Leaders of the DOS will be heading each of columns of people. "The DOS will insist on non-violent modes of pressure. However, citizens clearly said they were no longer willing to be mere victims of Slobodan Milosevic's regime and were ready to resist all violence.
"At the same time, we appeal to the Yugoslav Army and the police to behave in line with the Constitution and the law," says the DOS release.
Source: Media Center Belgrade
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