Tear gas and petrol bombs disrupt Kosovo presidential vote

As Kosovo’s parliament tried to elect a new president on Friday, opposition lawmakers threw tear gas cannisters inside the parliament and protesters outside threw petrol bombs at the building, Reuters reports. Opposition PMs have been tear gassing the parliament for months, and their supporters have been protesting violently in the streets. The anger relates particularly to an EU brokered deal between Kosovo and Serbia that gives Serbs more autonomy in Kosovo. Current Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci, who helped negotiate the deal, is expected to become Kosovo’s next president.


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