Sunday, May 24, 2009

Northern Kosovo Protests Border Gates

On May 22, in North Kosovo there was a protest against two border gates between North Kosovo and Serbia proper. The road to these gates was also blocked.

Reportedly, "The organizers stated that their intention was to prevent [European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX)] officials passing through Zubin Potok to take over the shift of their colleagues in the border gates and 'not allow them to implement the customs process.'"

This incident supports our prediction that the ethnic Serb majority of North Kosovo would undermine these border gates, which they would view as a threat to their ties to Serbia proper.

Today's article attributes the protest against the border gates to criminal gangs. We can agree that criminal gangs would have benefited.

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