Protesters set Kosovo govt HQ on fire over Serbian deal

Demonstrators in Kosovo fought with police and briefly set fire to government headquarters on Saturday over an accord with its former ruler Serbia.

Protesters set Kosovo govt HQ on fire over Serbian deal

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kosovo's government HQ was put on fire after anti-government protesters threw Molotov cocktails at the building. Police used tear gas to disperse protesters, who rallying against a deal brokered by the EU give Kosovo's ethnic Serb minority greater local powers and the possibility of financing from Belgrade.

The fire broke out at the Kosovo government building in Pristina after angry protesters pelted it with petrol bombs, according to photos and reports from the scene. 

Police pursued the protesters, who threw petrol bombs, stones and bottles and set light to an armoured police car.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire while police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds, according to Balkans-based reporters’ Twitter accounts reports RT



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