Protest Against Serb Pilgrims in Gjakova, one arrested

Protest Against Serb Pilgrims in Gjakova, one arrested

A group of citizens, mostly activists of Vetevendosje, protested today (Friday) in Gjakova against the visit of Serb pilgrims who had come to the Orthodox church in Gjakov to celebrate the feast called "Feast of the Blessed Lady" KTV reports.

At the moment when pilgrims got out from the Church, protesters threw red paint on them and at times confronted with Kosovo Police.

Protesters chanted "Serbia can not pass", while in a pancart was written "No reconciliation without justice".

However, after the protest ended, the commander of the Police Station in Gjakova, Kristë Gjokaj said that everything has gone according to plan, except some small incidents where two persons are arrested.

Together with Serb pilgrims from Belgrade, there were present the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Branimir Stojanovic, and the Minister for Communities and Returns, Dalibor Jevtic.

Belgrade media report that a group of disgruntled Albanians erupted Gjakova Police cordon, that they had thrown firecrackers  on Serbs and and red paint on police.

According to Serbian Radio Television, the Serbs who had come in Gjakova are backed by large police forces.

After police intervention, the protesters dispersed, while Serbs left Xhakova and went to Deçan Monastery, accompanied by Police, KTV reports.

Meanwhile, the Vetevendosje Movement through a press release, accused the Kosovo Police for intervening brutally on citizens and activists of the Vetvendosje Movement in GJakova.

"Gjakova is one of the cities that had the most victims from Serbian occupation in the last war, and has also the largest number of missing persons," Vendvendosje declares.
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