YUGOSLAVIA: ETHNIC TENSIONS IN SOUTH

Created: 8/31/1988

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Ethnic Tensions in South

Filctions between ethnic Albanians and Slavic groups in soutnern Yugoslavia are making unrestsion increasingly likely.lbanians |r, Macedonia ctnshed with police on Monday

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hotdiitg an unprecftterHori dwionstraiion to avnanft too Aloanian language In schools. Sorbs Irom Kosovo Province have neld regular, large protests in several regions topf:

discrimination by that province's Albanianhey are planning .

a demonstration with asarticipanls in Belgrade

demonstrations

in violationational party Oder

Serbs and Albanians believe that their basic rights

are increasingly threatened and are likely lo step up protests in the coming .months. Belgrade probably would send more lederai police units to try to repress Albanian demonstrations il they spread to Kosovo Trie governmenl may ciack down on iheSerhsto Kosovo, perhaps^by arresting selected Serb^ mmjy_ -

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