Kosovo opposition fires tear gas, pepper spray in parliament
Opposition MPs have been paralysing parliamentary sessions for weeks in a bid to thwart EU-brokered dialogue and agreements with Serbia, the country from which Kosovo broke away and declared independence in 2008.
Despite a heavy police presence in and around the parliament, the opposition released tear gas in the chamber to try and prevent Tuesday’s session going ahead, said an AFP reporter at the scene.
One opposition MP fired pepper spray in the direction of ministers but was blocked by two rows of police.
MPs from the governing coalition reconvened in another room in the building to continue the session without opposition deputies.