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Montenegro: Thousands rally against NATO membership, demand early elections01:57

Montenegro: Thousands rally against NATO membership, demand early elections

Montenegro, Podgorica
December 20, 2015 at 22:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Some 4,500 anti-government protesters and sympathizers of the Democratic Front took to the streets of Podgorica demanding early elections and a referendum on Montenegro joining NATO, Sunday.

The protesters continue to rally in demand for "first and ever free elections" in the country. While giving a speech, Slaven Radunovic, MP from the Democratic Front said "They beat us, they threw tear gas at us and arrest us, but we are coming back and will be returning as many times as necessary."

NATO officially invited Montenegro to join the US-led military alliance earlier on December 2 during a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting.

Montenegro: Thousands rally against NATO membership, demand early elections01:57
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Some 4,500 anti-government protesters and sympathizers of the Democratic Front took to the streets of Podgorica demanding early elections and a referendum on Montenegro joining NATO, Sunday.

The protesters continue to rally in demand for "first and ever free elections" in the country. While giving a speech, Slaven Radunovic, MP from the Democratic Front said "They beat us, they threw tear gas at us and arrest us, but we are coming back and will be returning as many times as necessary."

NATO officially invited Montenegro to join the US-led military alliance earlier on December 2 during a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting.

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