Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director, Marko Djuric in the strongest terms condemned violence against Serbs intending to mark Christian holiday of the Holly Trinity in the village of Petric, near Klina, KIM Radio reported.
Djuric added he expects from “provisional institutions in Pristina and international organization to enable rights to freedom of movement and practicing religion to the Serbian pilgrims.”
Djuric also highlighted Serbs from Metohija for years are being systematically prevented from marking Christian holidays in their villages.
“Those who are in power today take no measures to sanction and curb such extremist acts. Today’s anticivilization protest near Klina indicates it is not sufficient for extremists that Serbs were expelled from Metohija, but they want to completely eradicate and suppress every memory related to the Serb existence in that part of our southern province,” Djuric said in a press statement, KIM Radio reported.
Djuric added that in the context of today’s blockade of access to a demolished Serbian Orthodox Church in the village of Petric, becomes crystal clear that “impermissible construction works in a vicinity of Visoki Decani Monastery is not an incident, but rather a consequence of a general social climate in which anything associated to the Serb presence in Kosovo and Metohija is being negated and destroyed, KIM Radio reported.