Andreas Broeckmann on Tue, 21 Sep 1999 13:26:44 +0200


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Syndicate: NOVI SAD PROTEST is starting today!!!!!!!!!


PRESS OFFICE OF THE
NOVI SAD PROTEST
21ST SEPTEMBER 1999
PRESS RELEASE - 8:00 A.M.

There will be a large protest in Novi Sad, the capitol of Vojvodina
today.
The organizers are expecting more demonstrators than on July the 2nd
when the first protest was held.
The protest will start at the main city square (in front of the city
hall) at 6 p.m.

The members of the Parliament of Vojvodina, mostly members of the League
of the Socialdemocrats of Vojvodina (LSV), Democratic Party (DS) and
Reform Party (RDSV) are planing to move from the city hall to the
building of Vojvodina's Parliament and to enter the plenary hall.
According to police resources they will be stopped by strong police
forces, which were organized yesterday by provincial government to
protect the building.

The demands of MP'S will be broadcasted at 2 p.m. through lately
established radio VOICE OF VOJVODINA - 107,5 MHz. The editorial stuff of
the radio station decided yesterday to cover demonstrations live even
the authorities threaten to close the station.

VONA - Vojvodina News Agency announced that it will start with general
service in serbo-croat and english later this morning at internet site:
http://www.lsv.org.yu/vona

The special issue of SLOBODNA VOJVODINA (FREE VOJVODINA) was distributed
yesterday in 50.000 free copies all over Vojvodina.

NIGHT ARRESTS
The vice-president of the LSV, mr Bojan Kostres was arrested yesterday
evening in city of Zrenjanin while transported flyers and edition of
FREE VOJVODINA. Printed material was taken away from his car. After
several hours of questioning he was released.

In city of Kikinda in northern Banat the police arrested 8 members of
the LSV while they were distributed posters. They were released after
mayor of Kikinda (LSV) appealed.


FURTHER PROTESTS IN VOJVODINA
The protest will be held in other cities of Vojvodina too: Subotica,
Sombor, Kikinda, Zrenjanin, Vrsac and Sremska Mitrovica.

INFORMATION FOR JOURNALISTS:

VONA NEWS AGENCY:			00 381 (0)21 470-380
RADIO VOICE OF VOJVODINA:		00 381 (0)21 21-821

CONTACT PERSONS:			Aleksandar Ivkovac, Local
				Minister for
Informations
					00 381 (0)63 503-731
					00 381 (0)63 747-522


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