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Kosovo is Serbia


Jan 20, 2022

Kosovo is Serbia” (Serbian: Косово је Србија, romanized: Kosovo je Srbija) is a slogan that has been used in Serbia since at least 2004,[1][2] popularised as a reaction to Kosovo‘s[a]declaration of independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008.[3] The slogan has been used by a series of protests, and by the Serbian Government.[4] The slogan has appeared on T-shirts and in graffiti and was placed on the websites of Kosovar institutions by hackers in 2009. The slogan is used by Serbs across the world.[5] The slogan first campaigned officially by the Serbian government protesting Western powers.[6]

Serbian nationalist slogan
“Kosovo is Serbia” graffiti in Kranj

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2008 Serbia protests, at the intersection on the way to the Cathedral of Saint Sava on February 21, 2008 in Belgrade
Posters supporting Kosovo as a part of Serbia at the Prešov Down-town Railway Stop in Slovakia
Kosovo is Serbia graffiti on the Berlin Wall
  • A Kosovo je Srbija rally organised by the Serbian government was held on 21 February 2008 in Belgrade in front of the Parliament, with around 200,000[7][8]–500,000[9] people attending. The US Embassy was set on fire by a small group of protesters.[10] A small protest also occurred in London[11] and 5,000 protesters demonstrated in Mitrovica the following day.[7] Kosovo police were injured during a protest by 150 war veterans at a border crossing on 25 February.[12]
  • Violent protests using the slogan occurred in Montenegro after the government recognised the independence of Kosovo in October 2008.[13]

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