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Sweden: Hundreds protest Handke's Nobel prize due to his Yugoslav war stance02:28

Sweden: Hundreds protest Handke's Nobel prize due to his Yugoslav war stance

Sweden, Stockholm
December 11, 2019 at 04:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens rallied in Stockholm, to protest against the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature to Austrian author Peter Handke, on Tuesday.

Henke has been widely criticised for his statements in support of the Serbians during the 1990s war in the former Yugoslavia.

"They awarded the Nobel Prize to a genocide denier, a man who is offending the mothers of Srebrenica," said Monira, a member of 'Mothers of Srebrenica', a group of survivors of the Srebrenica siege.

One of the protest's organisers claimed "This is not just a matter of interpretation, it is about truth and the ground of our common history."

Sweden: Hundreds protest Handke's Nobel prize due to his Yugoslav war stance02:28
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Dozens rallied in Stockholm, to protest against the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature to Austrian author Peter Handke, on Tuesday.

Henke has been widely criticised for his statements in support of the Serbians during the 1990s war in the former Yugoslavia.

"They awarded the Nobel Prize to a genocide denier, a man who is offending the mothers of Srebrenica," said Monira, a member of 'Mothers of Srebrenica', a group of survivors of the Srebrenica siege.

One of the protest's organisers claimed "This is not just a matter of interpretation, it is about truth and the ground of our common history."

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