Kosovo Serbs set border crossings on fire to protest independence

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February 19, 2008 18:25

Chanting "Kosovo is Serbia," thousands of Serbs marched Tuesday to a bridge dividing them from ethnic Albanians while others torched UN border checkpoints and cars to protest Kosovo's declaration of independence. Smoke billowed from two checkpoints separating Kosovo from Serbia and flames engulfed several UN vehicles set ablaze in protest against Kosovo's weekend proclamation of independence and anger over international recognition of the new nation. For two days, Kosovo's Serbs have shown their determination to shun the declaration by destroying UN and NATO property, setting off small bombs and staging noisy rallies through the Serb stronghold of Kosovska Mitrovica.


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