Vancouver's Serbs rally against separate Kosovo
Serbian nationalists gathered today in two more Canadian cities to protest Kosovo's declaration of independence.
Close to 200 demonstrators marched through downtown Montreal before holding a peaceful rally in front of the U.S. consulate.
In Vancouver, Serbian flags and protest placards dotted a crowd of about 800 who rallied to protest Kosovo's separation from Serbia, which considers it an integral part of the homeland.
Several speakers at the Montreal demonstration criticized countries like the United States, France and Germany for quickly endorsing Kosovo's declaration of independence last week.
Organizer Diana Todic warned that Canada's recognition of Kosovo could embolden Quebec sovereigntists.
The Canadian government has not yet taken a stand on the Kosovo issue.
The protests came a day after similarly peaceful event in Toronto, which drew more than 2000 people.