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Muslims Protest In Kosovo Capital


Muslim protesters hold banners reading " Dignity, Justice, Identity" in Pristina

Muslim protesters hold banners reading " Dignity, Justice, Identity" in Pristina

Around 1,000 people have rallied in Kosovo's capital of Pristina in a protest demanding space for a new mosque.

Religious officials say they want a more central and bigger site to accommodate growing demand in the city.

The protest also criticized the August 29 parliamentary vote against a law that would allow headscarves to be worn and religion to be taught in public schools. Kosovo is secular, but a majority of its people are ethnic Albanians who are mostly Muslim.

compiled from agency reports

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