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Kosovo sees protests after arrest of opposition MP

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Protesters throw molotov cocktail at the police during clashes in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo October 12

In Pristina, Kosovo, violent clashes between protesters and the police broke out on October 12 over the arrest of a prominent opposition MP.

Around 200 demonstrators engaged in a demonstration during which petrol bombs and stones were thrown at the police, which in turn reacted with tear gas, BBC reports.

Opposition MP Albin Kurti, who was later released, was held by police after setting off tear gas in parliament last week protesting against an EU-brokered a deal between Kosovo and Serbia.

The Kosovo-Serbia agreement assigns more powers to the predominantly Serb areas of Kosovo. Opposition MPs are of the opinion that it will deepen the ethnic divide and increase Serbia’s power in the country.

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