Saturday, February 23, 2008

London Demonstration

Just got back from the London demonstration against Kosovo independence. It was good to see plenty of Serbian youth there, although it was obviously incomparable to the biggest demonstration ever seen in Serbia on Thursday. All the flags I saw on display were Serbian, bar a Greek Cypriot one. The organisation was quite rushed though, which meant that there weren't any people giving speeches. Also I'd advise all those attending similar demonstrations around the world to bring megaphones. Good placards are also necessary. Preferably they should have a short and simple message such as 'EU occupiers' or 'EU empire out'. I know that the Serbian foreign ministry has called for protests which don't denigrate the West or its institutions, but I don't think this should be heeded. It would have been ludicrous to ask people not to mention NATO's culpability during the 1999 demonstrations against NATO's bombing campaign. And it's ludicrous to ask people not to criticize the EU in this situation. This a golden chance to end any possibility of Serbia ever entering the EU and we should grab it with both hands. We need to recognise the enemy and name them vocally. If all we get from these demonstrations is a broad consensus that the EU is as much an enemy as NATO then it will be a job well done.

For all those that can't attend demonstrations, forward an insightful article (such as the ones below) to some friends or leave a comment on relevant discussion forums. I know plenty of non-Serbs, including journalists, that found an article which encouraged them to research further, leading them to completely change their stance on the Balkan conflicts.

Day of Infamy By Nebojsa Malic
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done mate, i heard there was at least 75,00 people at the london march. lets hope our message is heard and answered

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One can only hope that the silver lining in the cloud of Kosovan 'independence' is that it will turn the Serbs against the EU and therefore they will not join. Joining the EU will kill your nation and its culture in the same way it has killed ours.

7:53 PM  
Blogger English Rose said...

There were 300 people at the march I think.
Just letting you know that my thoughts are with you as always.

12:58 AM  
Anonymous orthodoxrevival said...

Pictures and video of Kosovo protest on Sunday, February 24th in Washington, D.C.


5:48 PM  

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