Serb nationalists again clash with police over Karadzic arrest
- July 24, 2008 - Belgrade - Several hundred Serb nationalists protesting the arrest of Bosnian war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic clashed for a third successive evening with police in downtown Belgrade Thursday, news reports said. They threw bottles, rocks and fireworks, and burned the flags of political opponentns. Journalists were also attacked and their equipment damaged. Senior members of the ultranationalist Radical Party again took part, the reports said. The Radicals were the only Serb party not to welcome Karadzic's arrest, which they compared to killing Serbia.
Serb Nationalists Plan Daily Karadzic Protests
- July 24, 2008 - Belgrade _ The Serbian Radical Party has announced on its website that protests against the arrest of Radovan Karadzic will take place daily, but at the same time denied it is the organiser. Some 300 people gathered at Belgrades central Republic Square again on Wednesday, most of them wearing t-shirts with images of Radovan Karadzic and his wartime Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic, who remains at large. They burned a flag of the Socialist Party of Serbia, the party of former Serb strongman Slobodan Milosevic, which has now switched ranks and has joined the new pro-European government. Karadzic's brother Luka, Serbian Radical Party officials Bozidar Delic, Vjerica Radeta, Nemanja Sarovic, Momir Markovic, the leader of an extremist group calling itself the Tsar Lazar Guard, Hadzi Andrej Milic and Roma activist Dragoljub Ackovic were among those at the protest. Six Russian nationals carrying Russian army unit flags have also reportedly been seen. Radeta told journalists that the protest has been joined by Radical Party lawmakers and Belgrade assembly members. "This is an introduction to a big rally that we will organise at the start of next week," she revealed, and went on to brand Serbia's President Boris Tadic and the new government as traitors. Radeta added that the Democratic Party of Serbia of former Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica and ally, the New Serbia party, will be asked to join the rally next week.
'We are with you, President' - 07/24/2008 - Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Posters calling arrested Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic a "hero" were plastered around the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad on Thursday. Bearing the picture of the wartime Bosnian Serb political leader, the posters declaring "We are with you, President" had appeared overnight but were hastily removed by police in the morning.
"We will not betray you," said a poster bearing Mladic's face. Other posters showed images of the pair together, declaring them "Serbian heroes".