Montenegro: Clashes between opposition protesters and police


Photo: Prelević

Police and opposition protesters clashed on Saturday in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro.

Around 100 protesters broke trough a police cordon at 18:00 hours and went in front of the Montenegro Assembly building. They were chased off by the police, but around 20:00 hours the opposition leaders led demonstrators back again in front of the Assembly building.

Clashes ensued and police used teargas and stun grenades, while protesters threw rocks and bottles. Several protesters were arrested and several more injured in the clashes.  Also, six police officers have been injured.

Police have arrested 11 protesters, including some of the leaders of opposition groups.

Few hundred protesters participated in Saturdays demonstrations. Earlier in the day police removed tents in which some protesters were camping.

Montenegran reports that vice president of the Assembly Branko Radulović and one of the leaders of opposition “Democratic front” Nebojša Medović were among injured.

Opposition called for citizens from all over Montenegro to come on Sunday to Podgorica for new scheduled protests.

Protests in Montenegro have been going on for more than 20 days. Opposition is demanding the resignation of the government led by Prime Minister Milo Đukanović, forming of a transitional government and new elections.


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