Djuric in North Mitrovica Announces Additional Package of Assistance For Serbs. Albanian Youngster Attacked Reporters

An additional package of assistance for Serbs was approved yesterday at the Serbian Government session. It includes housing and development of agriculture, this is what the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Head, Marko Djuric conveyed in Bosniac Mahala in North Mitrovica in front of a newly-constructed apartment building. Instead of an independent declaration of the creation of the CSM, the likelihood of which was clearly announced three weeks ago, the Srpska List today stood next to the Serbian Government officials and listened to the announcement of concrete assistance for “existence and survival”. A big business forum is to be held in mid-May in North Mitrovica, where the most important Serbia-based businesses are to “bring jobs” along with state financial assistance, to ease the everyday lives of Serbian people, as Djuric explained.

"The building we visited today has been part of a bigger housing assistance program. Four more this year, at least another four next year here in Kosovska Mitrovica, while there is construction ongoing in other places too," Djuric says.

According to Djuric, in the past four years there were 888 housing units constructed with the assistance of the Kosovo Ministry for Communities and Return and that of Belgrade.

Incident and assault against KoSSev and Radio Belgrade female reporters

There was a smaller incident after the Office for KiM Head Marko Djuric addressed a press conference in Bosniac Mahala, out in the open, when a group of three youngsters, one of whom spoke in Albanian language, verbally protested and attempted to physically block the motorcade, which was prevented by the Kosovo Police officers on several occasions.

He demonstrated several times hands crossed as a symbol of an eagle, verbally aggressive, at the same time telling the KoSSev reporter to stop filming. Another KoSSev reporter warned him it was a media crew.

The police officers managed to take him off the road, but at the end he directly approached the female reporters of KoSSev and Radio Belgrade, and he got in the way of the reporter who was filming the incident and attempted to stop her from filming by pushing her away. He spoke in Albanian “don’t film”, “I am from Kosovo”, and “which media outlet are you from?” During this part of the incident against the journalists the police officers did not react.

We asked the Kosovo Police an urgent answer to the questions – why the police did not react during the attack, whether the attacker was arrested and has an investigation been opened and when?



Preuzimanje i objavljivanje tekstova sa portala KoSSev nije dozvoljeno bez navođenja izvora. Hvala na poštovanju etike novinarske profesije.