Serb pilgrims are received with protests in Djakovica

Serb pilgrims are received with protests in Djakovica

Pristina, 6 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

A group of citizens in Djakovica, led by the family members of those who were killed and disappeared during the war, gathered today in front of the Orthodox Church in order to protest against the arrival of Serb pilgrims on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas.

The protesters are against the arrival of those people who fought in the war of Kosovo to Djakovica, a place where many war crimes were committed during the last war in 1999.

Sanije Berisha, whose son was killed in the war, said that Sebrenica happened in Djakovica.

“I will stay here. I will not allow Serbs to pass here because they killed my 17 year old son”, she said.

Police set up a barricade between protesters and the church, while protesters, which are not that many in number, are demanding for the barricade to be removed.

People of Djakovica protest every time Serb pilgrims come, because they accuse them of war crimes. /ibna/