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Montenegro: Anti-government protesters clash with police in Podgorica01:45

Montenegro: Anti-government protesters clash with police in Podgorica

Montenegro, Podgorica
October 18, 2015 at 17:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people took the streets of Podgorica on Sunday, clashing with police in front of the Montenegrin Assembly. Protesters threw stones, flares and various other objects at the police as they tried to bypass a police cordon and descend on the national assembly. However, the police managed to push the protesters back by firing tear gas.

Sunday's events come after anti-government protesters staged 20 days of protest on one of Podgorica's main streets, with police breaking up the demo on Saturday. The protesters are calling for the resignation of the government and early elections.

Organisers have promised to return to the streets next Saturday if Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic fails to form an interim government and acquiesce to the movement's demands.

Montenegro: Anti-government protesters clash with police in Podgorica01:45
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Thousands of people took the streets of Podgorica on Sunday, clashing with police in front of the Montenegrin Assembly. Protesters threw stones, flares and various other objects at the police as they tried to bypass a police cordon and descend on the national assembly. However, the police managed to push the protesters back by firing tear gas.

Sunday's events come after anti-government protesters staged 20 days of protest on one of Podgorica's main streets, with police breaking up the demo on Saturday. The protesters are calling for the resignation of the government and early elections.

Organisers have promised to return to the streets next Saturday if Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic fails to form an interim government and acquiesce to the movement's demands.

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