Marie Michael Library
Bringing Down an Dictator
In the year 2000, war criminal Slobodan Milosevic fought to hold power in the country of Yugoslavia. The student movement Otpor! attacked his regime with a sense of courage and audacity that inspired others to join the fight. This movement undermined police and army loyalty to Milosevic and forced him to call early elections. When Milosevic refused to accept his defeat at the polls, the people responded with a general strike. Serbs descended on the capital to seize the parliament in a triumph for democracy. Milosevic was arrested and made to stand trial for crimes against humanity in 2001.