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According to bishop of Timok, Justin, we found out this morning that on the night
between 31st January and 1st February unidentified persons broke in the Saborna church
(orthodox cathedral) and totally demolished the interior of the church. The icons were removed
from iconostasis and stepped on, church furniture was broken and scattered about. There are no
indications so far as to who might have done such a barbarian act unrecorded in later Serbian
The monastery of Decani, 38322 Decani, Serbia
Advice for the bisinessman Kundak
Belgrade, 1st February - The Coalition ZAJEDNO expresses great satisfaction that
Zoran Todorovic Kundak was the one who imported a million whistles that have been sold on
the streets of Belgrade. In that way he could have easily counted the number of people that
participated in the protests, also adding those who are coming to the protests with the lids,
trumpets and other instruments that produce noise.
The money earned in this way, the Yugoslav United Left can take as a severance pay or
a good buy present. To the citizens who had used these whistles this fact will be just another
proof that the iniquity of the YUL personnel has no boundaries.
We suggest to Kundak and his business associates to import, as soon as possible,
hundreds of prison uniforms, for they will need them very soon.
LATEST NEWS FROM SERBIA
1st February, 1997
Seventy third day of the protest in Serbia
The journalists estimate that there was over 60 000 people at the protest meeting in the center
of Belgrade last night. In many parts of town the police cordons stood trying to stop the citizens from
coming to the center of the city. During the walk to the town several minor incidents with the police
happened. In one of the incidents Zoran Spalajkovic, cameraman and associate of the Serbian Renewal
Movement, was hit on the head with a stick.
The police cordons also stood in Kolarceva street and prevented the walk to continue in the
center of the city.
Vuk Draskovic, in his speech to the gathered people, quoted the lines of Mirjana Markovic
written for the magazine "Duga" in which she called him "bearded,with a messy hair, semi-hysterical
monster". Draskovic, regarding the statement of Mirjana Markovic in which she said that it is all a
matter of "only 3,5% controversial votes", told to the Left wing to acknowledge those 3,5% of the
votes and then many problems will be solved. "Give back what you stole", he said, "so the agony in
Serbia can stop".
Lawyers of Belgrade went on strike
Yesterday the Bar of Belgrade went on strike until the following conditions are fulfilled:
acceptance of the election results of 17th November, 1996, resignation of the minister of justice,
Arandjel Markicevic, and resignation of the minister of the police, Zoran Sokolovic.
The protest gathering started in front of the Hall of justice, from where more than a thousand
lawyers started off a walk to the Ministry of justice, and continued from there to the Faculty of
philosophy where they joined the students protest.
The lawyers said that they decided to protest in this way because their previous warnings were
not accepted, in which they have been pointing out the problems in administration of justice and the
need of revision of the legal system.
Borisav Jovic in London "Guardian"
Former high official of the Serbian Socialist Party, Borisav Jovic, in his interview for the
London "Guardian", warned Slobodan Milosevic that the ruling party will turn against him unless he
accepts the defeat at the local elections in November and reduces political influence of his wife. In the
interview, Jovic also says: "I don't believe that Milosevic is mentally able to understand that he was
wrong and to correct his mistake. If somebody thinks that he can do what he wants in spite of working
against the interest of his party, against the Constitution and the laws of the country, then the situation is
very serious." He estimated that "the longer the crisis lasts, the more endangered is the authority of the
president of Serbia ".
UR of Yugoslavia denied visas for the guests from France
The authorities in Yugoslavia did not issue visas to three respectful public individuals from
France, who were supposed to speak at the Center for the cultural decontamination within the freedom
of the media series.