2001 Photo Contest, General News, Honorable mention

Noël Patrick Quidu

Gamma for Newsweek

05 October, 2000

More than 300,000 people in the streets witnessed the fall of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. The opposition had claimed victory in the September elections, but a Federal Election Commission called for a second ballot, claiming neither side had an outright majority. A general strike and mass protests followed. On October 4, Yugoslavia's constitutional court annulled the election; by dawn on October 5 people were converging on Belgrade. By 16h00 protestors had captured the parliament building, and at 18h30 opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica addressed a rally of some half a million people and declared himself president.

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Noël Patrick Quidu

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