A campaign of civil disobedience in favour of Mr Kostunica

Hundreds of Serbian police have moved against coal miners whose three-day-old strike has led to power cuts in several parts of the country, BBC reports. The action comes as some 10,000 demonstrators have again taken to the streets of Belgrade to try to force Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic from office. Protesters believe opposition candidate Vojislav Kostunica won last month's Yugoslav presidential elections outright and reject government claims that a second round of voting is needed. The government had threatened action against the miners to force them to go back to work. Eyewitnesses say about 300 riot police have entered the Kolubara mining complex but there has been no violence so far. One unconfirmed reports says some miners have been arrested. The mines have been shut since Friday, with 7,500 workers refusing to return to work in support of opposition candidate Vojislav Kostunica. "This is not a political strike but a strike for the protection of elementary human rights," Zoran Ristic, a member of the strike committee, said. Huge demonstrations have been taking place daily across Serbia, in a growing campaign of civil disobediance against the president. Blockades have been set up on major roads, and schools and shops have been shut down,BBC announces.

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