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Demonstrators in Pristina Attack Kosovo Government with Swords

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Belgrade, March 25 – Opponents of the agreements reached by the leadership of Serbia and the authorities of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo threw smoke bombs at the building of the Kosovo “government” in protest against “Prime Minister” Albin Kurti on Saturday, according to the online Kosovo portal. reports.
The opposition Social Democratic Party organized a protest march and rally in Pristina on Saturday afternoon. The Social Democrats were supported by the KLA Veterans League, the NISMA party led by former field commander Fatmir Limaj and others opposed to the creation of a community of Serb communities in the province. According to them, during talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, with the participation of the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell and the special representative of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak on March 18 in Ohrid on the implementation plan of the European Union. – US settlement proposal “Corti changed his 15-year-old position and must resign.”
“Several hundred citizens gathered in Pristina’s main city square, Zahir Bayezit, as they marched in protest against Albin Kurti and the Ohrid agreement to build a smoke-bombed Kosovo ‘government’,” the portal reported, releasing a video of the incident.

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On Saturday, the self-declared Republic Police declared its readiness to maintain order during the mass protests, and there were no reports of clashes with demonstrators, and there were no reports of arrests.
The President of Serbia, as promised, “did not sign anything in Ohrid.” He stated that in the talks Belgrade and Pristina managed to reach agreement on only a few points, including the issue of missing persons, but official Belgrade would not support Kosovo’s entry into the United Nations nor recognize its independence.
Borrell had earlier published the full text of the US-backed European proposal with clauses related to mutual recognition of documents and state symbols and Belgrade’s refusal to ban Pristina from joining international organisations. Lajac stated that the proposal has been accepted by both parties and published, and it remains to approve the program for its “full implementation”. According to the EU Special Representative, the leadership of the Union and the United States also insist on the formation of the Kosovo Albanian authorities of the Community of Serb Communities with the rights of self-government in the territory in accordance with the 2013 Brussels Agreement.

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