Kosovo: Protesters set gov’t HQ on fire over deal with Serbia (photo/video)

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BELGRADE – Kosovo’s government HQ has caught fire after anti-government protesters threw Molotov cocktails at the building. Police used tear gas to disperse protesters, who rallied against the government’s EU-mediated agreements with Serbia.

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A fire broke out at the Kosovo government building in Pristina after angered protesters pelted it with petrol bombs, according to photos and reports from the scene.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire while police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds, according to Balkans-based reporters’ Twitter accounts.

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Photos show that an armored police car has also been set on fire by a Molotov cocktail.

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The protesters gathered on Saturday at the government HQ to rally against deal brokered by the European Union to give Kosovo’s ethnic Serb minority greater local powers and the possibility of financing from Belgrade.

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