KPS suspend members over WW2 memorial incident

PRIŠTINA -- The Kosovo police, KPS, have announced that five of their members were suspended over an incident that occurred on Monday in the town of Vitina.

They include the police station and operations chief, according to a statement.

According to a Beta report, it was said that "despite announcements" from the directorate in Priština, they did not undertake the measures to prevent the tearing down of a monument.

The memorial was dedicated to the fighters of the WW2 anti-fascist Partisan troops (NOV).

According to the news agency, "a group of about 100 citizens led by the president of the organization of veterans of the former KLA" yesterday attacked and brought down the memorial.

The incident - filmed and posted on YouTube - was one in a series in Kosovo on Sunday and Monday, when ethnic Albanians targeted Serb cemeteries and memorial sites.