Gazimestan - place of a monument to the battle, in the shape of medieval tower designed by Aleksandar Deroko. The monument was guarded by international forces on a full-time basis as there have been numerous attempts by Albanians to destroy it and to destroy all traces of the Serb presence in Kosovo....
Nato's choice of Gazimestan as the first monument to be handed over to the Kosovan police service (KPS) , dominated by ethnic Albanians, is highly unusual and provocative. Gazimestan marks the site of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo against the Ottomans. It is where Slobodan Milosevic rallied Serb activists 600 years later, with a nationalist speech that propelled him to power. Taking over the authority for security of Gazimestan monument will be the first case where KPS will assume responsibility for security of Serb cultural monuments in Kosovo. The move is seen as an important step in the transfer of powers to local rebel authorities. It has angered Serbia. Rightly so...
Tzar Lazarus Kosovo Curse
"Whoever is a Serb and of Serb birth,
And of Serb blood and heritage,
And comes not to the Battle of Kosovo,
May he never have the progeny his heart desires,
Neither son nor daughter!
May nothing grow that his hand sows,
Neither dark wine nor white wheat!
And let him be cursed from all ages to all ages!"
2004 Kosovo genocide