Kosovo Serbs recently stopped NATO's KFOR peacekeeping force from proceeding until Kosovo agrees not to station its police and customs officers at the sensitive border post.

They have blocked the roads leading to the Brnjak and Jarinje posts. The checkpoints are used to bring foods and medical supplies to the north.

"We have no choice but to persevere in our peaceful, civil resistance. We hope to achieve the goal of not having (ethnic) Albanian customs and border police in the crossings toward (central) Serbia," said theZubin Potok Mayor, Slaviša Risti? on Sunday after the protests.

NATO troops in Kosovo returned to their barracks after ethnic Serbs blocked them.

Here are some pictures of the blockade at Rudare: