Thursday, November 19, 2015
Kosovo parliament scuffles: opposition use tear gas & pepper spray
Kosovo's opposition used tear gas and pepper spray inside parliament and pelted police with rocks and pink paint outside the building on Tuesday (17 October) in another attempt to force the government to renounce recent deals with Serbia and Montenegro.
Albin Kurti, a leader of the opposition Self-Determination Movement, used pepper spray on ministers, forcing lawmakers to evacuate the main hall on Tuesday.
Over the past two months, Kosovo's opposition has sought to disrupt parliament and force the government to renounce a deal with Serbia giving more powers to ethnic-Serb communities and with Montenegro on border demarcation.