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Bosnian Police Use Tear Gas As More Unrest Rocks Tuzla

Bosnian police detain an antigovernment protester in Tuzla on February 6.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, police are reported to have used tear gas as clashes between antigovernment protesters and police took place for the second day in the northern city of Tuzla.

AP reports that 13 people sought medical aid after clashes on February 6 outside the local government building.

Police were reported to have used tear gas to disperse several hundred rock-throwing protesters -- mainly unpaid workers.

They accuse authorities of depriving them of their livelihoods by fraudulently privatizing state-owned companies before allowing them to go bankrupt.

Protests were also reported in the capital, Sarajevo, and elsewhere.

On February 5, more than 20 people were reported injured and 24 arrested in connection with the Tuzla unrest.

Bosnia is facing growing economic and social problems 20 years after the end of its 1992-95 war.

Based on reporting by AP and