Street protests challenge Kosovo's new government

Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo (photo: dpa)
Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo (photo: dpa)

Mass demonstrations on the streets of Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, have challenged Kosovo's new government. The trigger for the violence involving thousands of Albanian protesters and police was two-fold. It followed calls for an ethnic Serb Kosovo government minister to resign after publicly insulting Albanians and a dispute over the ownership of a Kosovo industrial giant, the Trepca mining company, which Serbia claims belongs to them.

POLICE used teargas and water cannon to disperse thousands of protesters battling in the streets of Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. The violence damaged government buildings and led to almost 170 people, including 56 policemen, being injured and 138 a...

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