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Serbia: Albanian protesters clash with police, preventing arrival of Serbs02:43

Serbia: Albanian protesters clash with police, preventing arrival of Serbs

Serbia, Suve Reke municipality
August 28, 2016 at 15:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Ethnic Albanian protesters clashed with police during a demonstration in the Suve Reke municipality, Sunday. The action prevented some 150 displaced Serbs from visiting a church and their former properties in nearby Musutiste.

Tensions escalated between the police and protesters who wanted to stop the ethnic Serbs from observing a religious ceremony at a church in Musutiste. As the police retreated the protesters grappled with them and shouted "UCK" (Kosovo Liberation Army). Several police officers and demonstrators were injured in the clashes.

After more than four hours of waiting three buses of Serbs bound for Musutiste were redirected to a church in the village of Zociste to observe an Assumption ceremony, under police escort, since safe passage to Musutiste could not be guaranteed.

Serbia: Albanian protesters clash with police, preventing arrival of Serbs02:43
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Ethnic Albanian protesters clashed with police during a demonstration in the Suve Reke municipality, Sunday. The action prevented some 150 displaced Serbs from visiting a church and their former properties in nearby Musutiste.

Tensions escalated between the police and protesters who wanted to stop the ethnic Serbs from observing a religious ceremony at a church in Musutiste. As the police retreated the protesters grappled with them and shouted "UCK" (Kosovo Liberation Army). Several police officers and demonstrators were injured in the clashes.

After more than four hours of waiting three buses of Serbs bound for Musutiste were redirected to a church in the village of Zociste to observe an Assumption ceremony, under police escort, since safe passage to Musutiste could not be guaranteed.

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