Opposition MPs Use Tear Gas to Disrupt Kosovo Parliament Session

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | November 17, 2015, Tuesday // 21:17
Bulgaria: Opposition MPs Use Tear Gas to Disrupt Kosovo Parliament Session Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo`s parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, 17 November 2015. EPA/BGNES

Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo disrupted a parliament session on Tuesday by using teargas and pepper spray to press their demand that the government renounced a deal regulating relations with Serbia, newswires reported.

Outside of parliament building in Pristina police clashed with protesters who threw rocks, bottles and petrol bombs.  

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 but Belgrade doesn’t recognize it.

Kosovo’s opposition is demanding that the government scrapped a deal brokered by the European Union that gives increased local powers to municipalities populated by ethnic Serbs.

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