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Thursday, September 30, 1999 Published at 10:19 GMT 11:19 UK

World: Europe

Confrontation in Belgrade - in pictures

On the ninth day of opposition protests against President Milosevic riot police use shields and water cannon to disperse more 20,000 marchers, leaving dozens injured.

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Police line up in front of water cannon, armed with riot shields and batons, as more than 20,000 Serbs protest against the presidency of Slobodan Milosevic

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A protester makes her arguments clear to a member of the security forces

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The riot police ready to disperse the crowd

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The crowd's way is blocked by the police - and the marchers sit down to demonstrate

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Protesters argue with riot police at the blockade as...

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... Opposition leader Zoran Djindjic explores the options for the march with a senior police officer

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Riot police move in to clear the crowd

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