Reuters Car "tried to ram" Serb president's convoy
Car "tried to ram" Serb president's convoy
01 Dec 2004 09:49:57 GMT
BELGRADE, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A car tried several times to ram the limousine
carrying Serbia's pro-Western president Boris Tadic in Belgrade late on
Tuesday, his press office said.
Tadic was unharmed, it said.
An official statement said the presidential convoy was driving through the
capital when a vehicle "tried to ram Tadic's car several times, even though
the president's motorcade had special lights and sirens".
Tadic heads the opposition Democratic Party, for years led by Zoran
Djindjic, the prime minister who was shot dead in March 2003 by a sniper
outside government headquarters in Belgrade.
Djindjic infuriated nationalists by sending former president Slobodan
Milosevic to The Hague war crimes tribunal, where he is now on trial.
Last week, an unknown Serb group calling itself the "Serbian Patriotic
Organisation" sent a letter to the Serbia Montenegro embassy in Vienna
threatening to kill Tadic and Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic if they showed
up in Austria.
Tadic has stepped up pressure on the government of Prime Minister Vojislav
Kostunica to arrest and extradite war crimes suspects sought by the U.N. war
crimes tribunal in The Hague.
He says Kostunica's inaction was blocking Serbia from getting closer to the