Citizens are saying that the flags have been displayed in response to the announced adopted of a law in the Assembly in Pristina to form an army in Kosovo, which will be discussed on Friday.
Also, they say the move came in response to US flags being displayed lately in Pristina, the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, and elsewhere in southern Kosovo and Metohija.
According to the northern-Kosovo based KoSSev website, Bahtiri is proposing that he should govern a "united (Kosovska Mitrovica."
"I demand that the Kosovo government take all the necessary legal actions to immediately abolish the decision to divide Mitrovica into two municipalities," Bahtiri wrote on his Facebook profile.
The Serb mayor of North Mitrovica, Goran Rakic, told an extraordinary session of the local assembly in the northern Kosovo town on Tuesday that he is resigning because of Pristina's decision to increase import tariffs on Serbian goods and because of violations of the human rights of Serbs living in Kosovo.