[artinfo] Belgrade: nationalists break up Pristina artists'
richard de boer
risjaar at tiscali.nl
Fri Feb 8 12:14:02 CET 2008
Nationalists break up Pri”tina artists exhibition
8 February 2008 | 10:10 | Source: B92
BELGRADE -- Members of Obraz broke up the opening
of an exhibition of works by Pri”tina artists in
Belgrade last night.
Some 300 members of the Obraz nationalist
movement gathered outside the Kontekst gallery in
Kapetan Mi”a Street, where the exhibition
entitled "Retreat" was scheduled to open.
Some were carrying pictures of former JSO
commander Milorad Ulemek, convicted of the murder
of the late prime minister, Zoran ?in©¢iç.
A large contingent of riot police soon arrived at
the scene. Gallery Custodian Vida KneÏeviç told
B92 that they were now considering other ways of
opening the exhibition.
"Sadly, the opening was interrupted following the
arrival of, presumably, members of Obraz. The
police suggested that we call things off after
all, to avoid any further trouble, We're now
thinking of how else we could open the
exhibition. I hope we'll be able to do so, at
least by invitation, so that people can see the
exhibition," explained KneÏeviç.
The exhibition was organized by the Youth
Initiative for Human Rights. The exhibition had
been held in Novi Sad, prior to coming to
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