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There is little doubt of the result

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but no one knows, what will come next

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We knew that we will win

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and we knew that Milosevic will not accept

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and our advantage was we were prepared for second step

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that he will not accept our victory

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and he will try to manipulate after that

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At campaign headquarters after midnight

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they wait until the tabulations have been double checked

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Then they make the announcement which will make

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manipulation of the official results impossible

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Our data shows that

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a solid victory in the first round of presidential elections

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Only one question remains

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when or whether the winner will take office

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In the next days as Belgrade holds its breathe

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Milosevic's electoral commission says

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neither candidate polled over 50%

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And calls for a run-off election

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Now you face the most important task of your life

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You have to lead the protests

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You have been trained for this

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You have the support at universities

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It is your protest!

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Now everything depends on you!

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They have trained and organized for months

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Now they face decisive test of their non-violent movement

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Ten days they forced the regime to step down

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DOS and Kostunica declare a run-off is unnecessary

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and call upon the people to prepare for a general strike

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Three days before the strike is to begin

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coal miners at the Kolubar of mine,just south of Belgrade

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give Kostunica an unexpected boost

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a committee representing seventeen thousand workers

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votes to strike immediately

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they say they want their action to inspire the rest of the country

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to support the strike

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the mine which produces 70% of Serbia's electrical power is idle

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The miners have set an example

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Now, the rest of the country joins them, a nation-wide action

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to bring all normal life to standstill

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We knew that Milosevic can resist only

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with support from police and army

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and we knew if we can affect police and army around him

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and bring them to think should they

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support Milosevic or not, or the people that he cannot survive.

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And it was very important for us to find symbols

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of this very wide national resistance and

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to show the police and the army that

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it is not just opposition against government

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but it is people against Milosevic

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As police and army encircle the striking miners

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ordinary people respond to an urgent call

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to support and protect the strikers.

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Thousands come,

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a signal to the police and army

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that Milosevic is finished

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In largest cities

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taxi join in slow moving,

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rolling blockades

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Public transport drivers park their buses and street cars

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across major intersections

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The police try to maintain the order

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but every day the strike spreads

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Having lost the election and been taught in his attempts to steal it,

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Milosevic must now step down

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or use violence

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We had the nation trained

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not to attack the police

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not to use the violence

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because our message was "there is no war

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between police and us"

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that we, together, are the victims of the system

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and there is no reason to have war between victims and victims

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One victims are in blue uniforms

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other victims are in blue jeans

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but there is no reason for that blood

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DAS and its supporters are angry and persistent

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but they are also patient

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Determined to avoid bloodshed as they slowly escalate their actions

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It was crucial that we left enough time

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for this people in regime to

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understand what is going on

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It was not just one day revolution

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It was ten days, daily increasing

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this pressure in Serbia was a blockade

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By the end it was

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absolutely clear that majority is against Milosevic

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Ten days after the election almost no one in Belgrade

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realizes the turning point is at hand

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Since before daybreak Serbia has been on the move

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converging on the capital from every directions

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The operation has been pointly planned

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by DAS leaders across the country

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Convoy leaders have prepared for police resistance

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They even brought bulldozers to break through barricades if necessary

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At 9 a.m, one convoy lead by the major of the Čačak

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in his jogging suit

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finds the road completely blocked by police

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Tired of negotiating, the men of the Čačak convoy

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remove the blockade themselves

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These people who came from Čačak, Ružiće

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they were prepared to do anything

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they were not just an urban demonstrators

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as the most people of Belgrade

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you know, just go to the streets and shouts and then go home

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No! These people came here to do something

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and they will not go back home before that is finished

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Special units for anti-terrorist actions were expecting us see in Belgrade

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They have been cooperating with us closely

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We made radio contact within every ten minutes

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I would then give the information to my fellow citizens:

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We have the police. They are taking our side any minute now

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As the morning goes on it becomes clear that the police will build barricades

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but not defendant

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Convoys from the south enter Belgrade at about eleven in the morning

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They run their ruling point is the federal parliament building (the meeting point is the federal parliament building)

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Mayor Ilic stays in contact with convoys still on the road

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They plan to link up for a non-violent takeover of the parliament at 3 pm

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Through bad channel contacts with commanders

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DAS has them assured the security forces will step aside

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But no one takes it for granted

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We didn't know how police would react

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We knew that some part of police

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will not react against the people

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But we didn't know about all parts of police.

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and police were very confused

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The impatient Cacak contingent that dances before the other convoys arrive

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But they are easily repelled

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What the police don't know is that hundreds of thousands of Serbs

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are spilled on the road to Belgrade

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The farmers and workers that supported OTPOR

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and are determined to stop the theft of their votes

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Hours after the first convoys arrived in the capital

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the news reaches Belgrade citizens

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They come into the streets chanting Serbia has a reason.

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On this day there is only one place to be

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Brothers and sisters

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Do not provoke the police

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The police will move to the nation's side

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Do not create conflicting situations

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DOS leaders now monitoring police radio channels

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listen as orders are given to remove the crowds

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But nothing happens

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It didn't really mean to do anything

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They simply ignored the orders

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and they observed what is going on

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and when they realized that there are hundreds of thousands of people

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in the streets of Belgrade and there is more and more and more coming

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from the all parts of Serbia and

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you have a kind of uprising in this country

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of course, they knew that any kind of using force

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against these people will be

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a self-destruction

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and they realized would mean they are losers

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together with Milosevic they didn't want that to happen

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A reporter wrote, the police and army commanders never ordered their troops to fire

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Because they knew their own kids were in that crowd

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Inside the building they find thousands of presidential ballots

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pre-marked for Milosevic

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Well, braking few windows and

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parliament in flame sits just nothing

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In comparison to the former period here,

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to what Milosevic did here,

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to what other Balkan countries did here,

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to what US did here with its bombs

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that was like a children's game

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two lives were lost in the takeover

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two heart attacks suffered by elderly men in the crowd

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and a traffic accident

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Milosevic has not been seen in two days

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But there is no doubt he is finished

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The people have taken power

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What we needed the whole time was not the thread to use the force

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it was the thread to his won hold-on power

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and that was best gained through democratic forces

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within Serbia

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And you know a grand lesson in here is that

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Broad based coalition of popular non-violent

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protest can sweep away the dictatorship

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Much more quickly than all the covert action on Earth

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I think we succeeded because we

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simply loved, liked more than them

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Generally those guys were the preachers of the death

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Their hatred, their propaganda

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Their language smelled like that

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And we won because we loved life more

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We decided to love life

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and you can be the life.

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So this is what OTPOR did

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We were a group

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of fans of life

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and this is why we succeeded