Kosovo's secession sparks riots in Belgrade

Protesters attend a during mass protest rally against Kosovo's declaration of independence in Belgrade, photo: CTK

It's around a week since Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. That's triggered a series of events, some of them violent including attacks on embassies in Belgrade on Thursday and earlier in the week attacks by Kosovo Serbs on border posts between Kosovo and Serbia. It's been a busy week of diplomacy as well with first France and then around a dozen others including the United States declaring their intention to recognise Kosovo. Serbia has reacted angrily and is withdrawing ambassadors from those countries which open diplomatic relations with Pristina. And then on Thursday evening protesters in the Serb capital, Belgrade, set fire to parts of the US embassy following mass protests against Kosovo's secession. About 1,000 protesters attacked the embassy. Other embassies, including the British, Croatian and German were also attacked.

Protesters attend a during mass protest rally against Kosovo's declaration of independence in Belgrade, photo: CTK
Steve Crilley spoke to journalist Dejan Anastasijevic in Belgrade and asked him to describe what happened..