Opposition Party Throws Tear Gas In Kosovo Parliament, Forces Evacuation [VIDEO]

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Opposition party leaders released tear gas throughout Kosovo’s parliament Wednesday to try and block a vote.

Members of The Self-Determination Movement party set off three tear gas canisters in the parliament hall when politicians were about to start voting. The vote is regarding a border demarcation agreement with Montenegro, The Independent reported. 

More than 100 members rushed out as the tear gas poured through parliament.


U.S. ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, sent out tweets criticizing the Movement party’s actions and urged the politicians to “finish the vote today.” Delawie also asked politicians to “vote yes” on the Border Demarcation Agreement, claiming it will benefit Europe.

The Movement party argues that Kosovo will lose 20,000 acres of its territory to Montenegro because of the agreement.

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