Talk:Belgrade: demonstration against independent Kosovo escalates into riots

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Dutch journalist[edit]

One Dutch journalist was attacked by young rioters. Some older people around helped him to escape. He has broken bones and he will be kept into hospital at least one day. --millosh (talk) 21:15, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Calling on peace and so on...[edit]

President of Serbia, Boris Tadic, president of national assembly Oliver Dulic and a couple of ministers called on peace. High representative of Serbian Radical Party, Aleksandar Vucic, said that "those who provoked Serbian people are equally responsible for destruction as rioters are". --millosh (talk) 21:18, 21 February 2008 (UTC)


Around 80 people were injured, including 15 policemen. Interventions of the medical teams were all over the Belgrade downtown. Some medical cars were also attacked. --millosh (talk) 21:23, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Attacks on McDonnald's[edit]

McDonald's restaurants on squares Terazije and Slavija were attacked, too. Restaurant on Slavija is heavily damaged. --millosh (talk) 21:28, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

According to Russian television "24 hours"...[edit]

Rioters are football clubs fans under alcohol. Police got order to fire if necessary. --millosh (talk) 21:34, 21 February 2008 (UTC)


A number of kiosks and stores were robbed all over the center of Belgrade. --millosh (talk) 21:36, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Tear gas[edit]

Police attacked rioters with a huge amounts of tear gas. Heavy pollution with tear gas was affected a couple of blocks (100-200 meters, but I'll take a look at Google Earth for the exact distance) up on Vracar hill. --millosh (talk) 21:38, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Distance is around 350 meters. --millosh (talk) 21:46, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

More on robberies[edit]

A number of foreign banks were attacked, too. --millosh (talk) 21:40, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

A part of chronology[edit]

  • 17:00 meeting beguns
  • 18:00 meeting ends
  • 18:00 attacked Turkish embassy
  • 18:15 attacked US and Croatian embassy
  • 19:00 police intervention with a lot of tear gas
  • up to 22:00 riots all over the Belgrade's downtown
  • around 22:00 situation under control, but rioters are still in small streets

So, this is the main timeline. --millosh (talk) 22:00, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Attack on B92[edit]

Rioters tried to attack media house B92, too; but a lot of police were around it. --millosh (talk) 22:02, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

My son,we didnt try to attack them,we gave up around SIV and Usce...If we really wanted to attack them,B92 would be destroyed

A ti pizda ti materina nemoj da siris lazi i pljujes svoju zemlju,jel te to Natasa Kandic placa mamu ti jebem siptarsku —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:27, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Note also...[edit]

... That some informations I didn't copied from IRC. Please do that, too. --millosh (talk) 22:04, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

IRC notes[edit]

<millosh> not only us embassy was under fire
<millosh> embassy of croatia OR some building near the embassy was
<millosh> also, other embassies were attacked
<AzaTht> millosh: do you know which embassies?
<millosh> there are more then 80 injured
<millosh> turkish
<dannyisme> they said the canadian embassy was also attacked
<millosh> the name of the meeting was "Kosovo is Serbia"
<millosh> yes
<millosh> canadian embassy, too, but not so hard
<millosh> like us and croatian
<millosh> also
<millosh> attack on us embassy was the stronges
<millosh> strongest
<millosh> so...
<millosh> there are a lot of robberies all over the city
<millosh> all over the center of the city
<millosh> there are b92 images
<Markie996> yeah
<Markie996> search fro belgrade
<Markie996> or belgrade protest
<millosh> just a moment, i'll give to you a link
<millosh> see this:
<millosh> there is youtube movie, also
<millosh> it is in serbian, but you may see images and youtube clip
<millosh> this is gallery
<millosh> gallery in english
<millosh> so
<millosh> after the meeting
<millosh> which was lasted between 17 and 18 (i think)
<millosh> demonstrants came to US embassy
<millosh> and started with attacks
<millosh> police came at 19
<millosh> around 19
<millosh> fire brigade (i am not sure for the word in english for persons who deal with fire) came at 19:30
<millosh> (note that time is GMT+1)
<millosh> after 20 police pushed demonstrants up to the street of Kralja Milana (street where us embassy is Kneza Milosa)
<millosh> mcdonald's on square Slavija is vandalized, too
<millosh> a little house (for guardian) of UK embassy is destroyed, too
<millosh> a lot of kiosks in the belgrade downtown are robbed
<millosh> and a lot of stores
<millosh> this is when demonstrants tried to attack B92
<millosh> b92 is media house
<millosh> news again
<millosh> police had to make actions at 10 places around 21
<millosh> 15 minutes ago was a clash between demonstrants and police
<millosh> in the downtown
<millosh> the main street in belgrade, "Knez Mihailova", is robbed and destroyed
<millosh> (ok destroyed is too hard word)
<millosh> but... whatever, i think you know what did i mean
<FellowWikiNews> The CBC said it started as a "peaceful rally"
<FellowWikiNews> but then it was attacked
<millosh> mcdonald's on sqare Slavija was totally demolished
<millosh> only three persons left in hospital (more then 80 are injured)
<millosh> after president tadic, president of national assembly called on peace
<millosh> president of national assembly is Oliver Dulic
<millosh> yes
<millosh> some journalist attacked
<millosh> us or uk
<millosh> riots are still going on
<millosh> i heard again firing of tear gas (probably)
<White_Cat> any riots in kosovo
<White_Cat> against the decleration?
<millosh> yes
<White_Cat> any riots in kosovo
<White_Cat> for the decleration?
<millosh> no
<millosh> against declaration on the north of kosovo
<millosh> today
<millosh> and last couple of days
<White_Cat> Beograd -- Stotine nasilnih demonstranata nakon zavrÅ¡etka mitinga napalo ameriÄ$B9L(Bu i hrvatsku ambasadu. U 19:13 intervenisala  policija? 
<millosh> the most of violent rioters are football fans
<millosh> dutch journalist attacked
<millosh> b92 says, too
<millosh> probably some of rioters
<millosh> they had to go in embassy through the first floor (i think it is the second floor in anglo-saxon notation)
<millosh> and i think that some of them were not possible to go out when fire broke
<millosh> ground floor of us embassy has anti-terrorist protection
<millosh> ok, this is it... i think that you have all of the data
<millosh> i have to go now... to find a way how to back to the house
<millosh> i'll try to make some photos
Probably already been answered on IRC, but "fire brigade" is understandable and British/Commonwealthy. The United States uses "fire department", I think "Fire Service" is the Israeli term. Probably a list of the distribution of names somewhere. Anyway, nice 1sthand reporting. I hope that, in the unlikely chance, if I am near something newsworthy, I'll be able to return the favor to the site. 03:47, 22 February 2008 (UTC)