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Lawmakers Throw Eggs At Kosovo's Prime Minister

Kosovo's prime minister has been pelted with eggs during an address to parliament.

During a speech on September 22 by Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, several opposition lawmakers suddenly stood and began throwing eggs at him.

Mustafa's bodyguard rushed to shield him with an umbrella.

The opposition in Kosovo -- which is mainly ethnic Albanian -- is angry over a deal brokered by the European Union last month giving Kosovo's Serb minority more rights over local spending and education as well as access to funding from Belgrade.

Before he was interrupted, Mustafa defended the deal, saying the newly created Association of Serb Municipalities would not have executive powers. His opponents say the move threatens to deepen an ethnic divide in Kosovo and have announced protests.

Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008, almost a decade after NATO intervened with air strikes to drive out Serbian forces.

Based on reporting by Reuters

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