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Kosovar Parliament Disrupted After Tear Gas Fired

Kosovar opposition lawmakers have again released tear gas to disrupt a parliamentary session to protest government deals with Serbia and Montenegro.

Speaker Kadri Veseli was obliged to suspend the session on March 10 following the opening of a tear-gas canister in the opposition seats.

It was the ninth such protest with tear gas by opposition lawmakers since September.

They have also disrupted parliamentary sessions with pepper spray, whistles, and water bottles to protest a deal between Kosovo and Serbia giving more powers to ethnic Serbs in Kosovo.

The opposition also rejects a border demarcation pact with Montenegro.

Last month, they opposed the election in parliament of Hashim Thaci as the new president and also have contested it at the Constitutional Court.

Based on reporting by AP

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