Monument to Serbia insurgents removed

Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:51 AM

PRESEVO, Serbia, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Serbian police said they were out in force Sunday to take down a monument to a controversial ethnic Albanian paramilitary group in downtown Presevo.

About 200 officers secured the town's main square while a bulldozer and truck hauled away the monument to the Liberation Army of Presevo, Medveda, and Bujanovac, known by the initials UCPMB, a group that Serbian authorities had declared to be a terrorist organization.

The UCPMB carried out a series of attacks against Serbian police, soldiers and civilians in the south of country in 2000-2001. The group has since disbanded and the monument was erected in November.

B92 said there was no trouble during the operation.

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