Slobodan Milošević has been a president of Serbia for seven years, and during this time Serbia started a war with Bosnia and Croatia, and, as a result, was internationally isolated. Finally, in 2000, when the unemployment rate reached 50%, the opposition took active actions to overthrow the regime of Slobodan Milošević (“Serbians Overthrow Milosevic”).
The overthrow of Slobodan Milošević is known as a Bulldozer Revolution, and hundreds of thousands of Serbians participated in it. The main parties of the Revolution were the Democratic Opposition of Serbia that included members of 18 Serbian democratic parties and a political organization called Otpor! Members of these two organization were mostly young unemployed people and students who decided to put an end to the dictatorship of Milošević. They led a revolution by using non-violent actions and peaceful propaganda.
The main goal of the Bulldozer Revolution was removal of Slobodan Milošević. Secondary objectives of the movement included free and fair elections, independent national media, free universities, rule of democracy in the country, removal of secret police, etc.
This movement was completely justified as it was non-violent and its primary goal was not a coup d’etat, but the main objectives were an overthrow of a dictator and organization of fair and free elections. In addition, when Slobodan Milošević failed to negotiate with NATO and NATO started bombing Yugoslavia, it clearly showed that Milošević is trying to reach his own goals and not the goals of Yugoslavia as a country (“The Bulldozer Revolution”). Thus, it was the right decision to start a peaceful revolution against a dictatorship in Yugoslavia with the main aim of an overthrow of a dictator and changing the country’s regime to the democratic one.
"Serbians Overthrow Milosevic (Bulldozer Revolution), 2000." Global Nonviolent Action Database. Web. 11 July 2015.
"The Bulldozer Revolution." :: Balkan Insight. Web. 11 July 2015.