Friday, November 11, 2011

Caged in: Kosovo Serbs barricade for freedom



For months, Serbs in Northern Kosovo have been putting up barricades against the hated Kosovo authorities as well as NATO peacekeepers. Little by little, they are growing accustomed to living in a cage of their own creation.

­The barricades on the border are perhaps not an obvious venue for a wedding, but as RT’s Aleksey Yaroshevsky reports, one Serbian couple living in the Northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica has decided that this was where they would tie the knot.

“We gathered together here and danced our joyful wedding dance,” says Dejan, a local resident who was among the guests.

“This is our land and this is our way to underline that – Kosovo is Serbia.”

The Serb barricades in Northern Kosovo have been standing for several months now. For those who built them, they are just a part of everyday life. Not only have the Kosovo Serbs isolated themselves from the KFOR troops, but also from their unwanted neighbors. more