The World : Yugoslav Officials Resign
Communist Party and government leaders in Montenegro, Yugoslavia’s smallest republic, resigned en masse in the face of huge protests over the economy and abuse of power. Two days of demonstrations in Titograd by up to 120,000 workers and students forced top party and state officials to quit in a republic of multi-ethnic Yugoslavia for the second time in three months. The latest unseating of leaders highlighted economic hardships, ethnic strife and worker unrest in Yugoslavia, which caused Premier Branko Mikulic’s government to resign in December. Last October, thousands of workers toppled regional leaders in northern Vojvodina province, a part of the Serbian republic, but a similar attempt in Montenegro a few days later was crushed by riot police.
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