Serbs Protest Street Named for Milosevic September 01, 2006

NOVI SAD, Serbia-Thousands protested Friday against naming a boulevard in Serbia’s second-largest city after late President Slobodan Milosevic.

Some 5,000 people, blowing whistles and carrying banners saying “this street should be called the boulevard of Milosevic’s victims,” marched through downtown Novi Sad, some 45 miles north of Belgrade.

Milosevic governed Serbia with a heavy hand in the 1990s and was ousted from power in 2000. He was handed over to the U.N. war crimes tribunal to face charges related to the Balkan wars of the 1990s but he died from a heart attack March 11, before the trial ended.

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