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Belgrade Prepares for Anti-Milosevic Protest

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In the weeks since NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia ended, thousands of people across the country have taken to the streets demanding that Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic step down from power. Tomorrow night, those demonstrations will for the first time hit the capital city, Belgrade. In the last few weeks, several prominent government officials have accused the main organizers of these protests–the Alliance for Change–of being a terrorist organization backed by the United States.

In particular, they have attacked the most prominent female activist in the country, Vesna Pesic, the former president of the Civic Alliance of Serbia, an anti-war group, as a terrorist. Democracy Now! Correspondent Jeremy Scahill spoke with Pesic about these accusations and about tomorrow night’s demonstration.

Guest:

  • Vesna Pesic, former president of the Civic Alliance of Serbia, an anti-war group opposed to President Milosevic.

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