Riot Police Disperse Protest in Pristina

Time: 7:08 p.m. CEST

Riot police with water cannons and stunt grenades disperse protesters in Pristina, Kosovo after part of gathered supporters of opposition parties in Kosovo cause a fire close to the building of the government in Kosovo. According to Al Jazeera Balkans, “Protest broke out because of the deal to give Serbian minority more power and finance support.” Some of the protesters used stones fireworks and Molotov cocktail toward police and set on fire even armored police vehicle.

Deputy Prime minister of Kosovo, Hasim Thaci, as reports, said, “This violence is a violation of constitutional and legal order. It is a violation of the visa liberalization process, the new blow for the establishment of the Kosovo Armed Forces, for economic development and for the arrival of foreign investors, “Thaci said in a response posted on Facebook.

On August 25, 2015  Serbia and Kosovo reached a deal, brokered in Brussels by EU chief diplomat Federica Mogherini for establishing more local powers for areas in Kosovo with Serbian majority. The deal was agreed between Serbian Prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, who agreed on establishment of an association of Serb-majority municipalities in Kosovo. The plan envisages, 10 municipalities with a Serbian majority, which will have own assembly with an elected president, responsible on local issues, but it will be under the Kosovo law.


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