A day after Kosovo's ethnic-Albanian leadership declared independence from Serbia, 7,000 Serbs took to the streets of this divided city, waving Serbian flags, chanting "Kosovo Is Serbia!" and burning an American flag covered with the words: "The Fourth Reich."
A small clutch of Serbs stood at the bridge leading to the Albanian side of the city shouting "Kill the Albanians!" Old men and women wept, some expressing disbelief that Kosovo was no longer theirs. A NATO military helicopter hovered overhead. Police officers formed a shield to keep the protesters from trying to cross to the other side of the bridge, where a crowd of Albanians looked on defiantly.