Die Frauen und Kinder demonstrierten friedlich, weil man seit 10 Tagen keinen Strom mehr hat. Eine Frau wurde verhaftet
Clashes as Kosovo police "push Serb women"
8 March 2009 | 11:32 -> 15:55 | Source: B92, Beta
ŠILOVO, PRILUŽJE -- An incident occurred today in the Kosovo village of Šilovo where Kosovo police, KPS, clashed with local Serbs.
Several dozen people have been reported injured as a consequence. On duty doctor in the Šilovo hospital Zoran Dimeski said that five Serbs – two women and three men – are treated there for serious head and abdomen injuries.
The Serbs were protesting over their villages having been left without electricity for one week. Kosovo-Pomoravlje District chief Dragan Nikoli confirmed that dozens were injured.
One of those arrested is Dušanka Stanojkovi, whom her husband Ljubomir said KPS members first threw to the ground, to then take her to a Gnjilane police station.
Today's protest march was led by women and children, in order to point out that as International Women's Day is marked, Serb women in this area of Kosovo do not even have electricity in their homes, said Šilovo local board chairman Aleksandar Petrovi, who witnessed the incident.
Kosovo police members, he said, started pushing the Serb women immediately after they left the village of Šilovo, to which the men reacted. A free-for-all erupted after that, this witness says.
"Our goal was to organize a peaceful protest, but the Kosovo police provoked us when they stopped the column and started to push women and children who ask for nothing else than to have electricity. We reacted, and there was a clash where some 50 Serbs were injured," Petrovi said. ..................