U.N. Police on Alert as Protestors Take To The Streets Again in Serbia
Almost 2,000 people marched through the streets of Kosovska Mitrovica Saturday to demonstrate against Kosovo's independence.
A blockade was forced by U.N. police wearing riot gear across the main bridge that separates the Serb and Albanian sides of the northern town in Kosovo. Some protesters threw firecrackers and waved Serbian and Russian flags, chanting "Russia, Vladimir Putin." The demonstration was in support of Russia's refusal to recognize Kosovo as independent.
Since the leaders of the Albanian population in the region proclaimed their independence from Serbia lasy Sunday, Kosovo's Serb population has been protesting.
Protesters threw stones, glass bottles and firecrackers at U.N. security forces protecting the bridge between the two populations Friday.