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Eyewitness Report From Serbian General Strike - Day 2

Eyewitness Report from the Serbian General Strike - Day 2
Dear friends,
General Strike in Serbia continued through whole day today (3rd
October). Students organized their own demonstrations which started at 12
o'clock at the square in front of Philosophical faculty. We blocked the main
streets in Belgrade for more than 6 hours. We also blocked highway for more
than 2 hours. During all that time we had loud support of people from
surrounding buildings and from blocked cars.
In some places of city police started betting up people which is the
best sign that Milosevic is loosing control and that this fight is his life
or death fight. God news is that police on some places in town refused to
beat protesters up, that is showing that Milosevicis system is braking up
inside. Until now police was main protecting force of Milosevic regime.
Coal miners in the biggest mine in Serbia are striking for 3 days now,
some 7000 miners were faced in Leskovac (city in Serbia) with 2000 armed
policemans, several of them are injured and arrested. Electricity in some
parts of Belgrade was out today, regime is trying in that way to turn public
opinion against striking miners but we have data from independent
syndicates that there is enough coal for electricity and that this is only
trick by the regime.
Whole Serbia is in General Strike, Belgrade is in worst position of
whole Serbia. If we want to take this bastard of the power we have to stop
Belgrade, and we hope to do that as soon as tomorrow or day after tomorrow.
Lot of people from cities in Serbia tried to come to Belgrade but were
stopped by police.
Organization of student protest was total shit. We, anarchists, had
fight with secret leaders of Otpor, pro-opposition student movement, which
didn't have any organizing ideas and plans but wanted to make strike!!
Tomorrow (Wednesday) we are going to join organizing board of strike, we
will put some more demands that we think that should be gained, like full
autonomy of university and other student-related stuff. We hope that
organizing of strike tomorrow will be much better, if it doesn't goes that
way, we will see what other things we can do to put General Strike in
practice.
Those are the news for now, tomorrow I'll send some more news.

Anarcho-syndicalist greet

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