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Global Post: The UN has apologized after Ban Ki-moon and other senior officials gave a standing ovation to “March on the Drina,” unaware it was the unofficial anthem of the Serbian troops who massacred Bosnian civilians in the 1990s.
According to The New York Times, many Bosnian massacre survivors protested the playing of the song and Ban’s reaction, leading to the organization’s apology. “March on the Drina” was performed during the encore of a concert by the Serbian choir Viva Vox and is said to have not been listed in the official program.
“We sincerely regret that people were offended by this song,” the agency’s spokesman, Martin Nesirky, told reporters.