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Hundreds Of Serbs Protest Kosovo War Crime Arrests

19 September 2005 -- Hundreds of Kosovar Serbs blocked the road in central Kosovo today, protesting the arrest of four of their compatriots on war crimes charges.

Police spokesman Refki Morina said that the demonstrators halted the vehicle traffic through the mainly Serbian town of Gracanica, just outside Kosovo's capital, Prishtina.

Police and NATO-led peacekeepers yesterday arrested four Serbs in Gracanica suspected of involvement in the slayings of ethnic Albanians during the province's war.

A UN statement said the four suspected war criminals were arrested for their alleged participation in a number of murders in the area of Lipljan, a central Kosovar town, in April 1999.