YUGOSLAVIA: ANNIVERSARY OF RIOTS IN KOSOVO

Created: 3/10/1984

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Anniversary ol Riots In Koiovo

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ome disturbances by Albanian nationalists are likely In Kosovo this month and In April on the third annh/wspry c' -passive riots byethnic Albanians, but the overall ewcority situation Is calm. Onomb exploded In Prlstlna, the provincial capital, and on Wednesday Albanian nationalists tried unsuccessfully loocal headquarters of the Communist Party. The day before, as partontinuingudge had senterjrgdjeven Albanians lo

)The number and Intensity ol disturbances has declined each year since the riots and the trend probably win continue this year. Nevertheless. Albanian nationalists, encouraged by Tirana'8 propaganda, win try to demonstrate the strength ol their demand that Kosovo should become an Independent Yugoslav republic rather thanrovince of Serbia. Serb leaders, with the backing of some federal officials, will hold party leaders In Kosovo responsible tor arty nationalist excesses during dernoratrauona. The Serbs are periicuiariy concerrvad that protests could accelerate emkjratlon Kosovo and southern Serbia by Serbs and Mont

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