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Violence in flashpoint Kosovo town over bridge blockade

Riot-police prepare to fire tear gas grenades during clashes with protesters on June 22, 2014 in the divided town of MitrovicaKosovo police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse stone-throwing protesters who set alight police cars demanding the removal of a barricade on a bridge linking ethnic Albanians and Serbs in the divided town of Mitrovica. At least 10 protesters were also slightly injured while several people were detained for questioning, the statement said. The protesters later set on fire two Kosovo police cars and two vehicles belonging to the European Union rule of law mission, EULEX. They were angry over a three-year-old barricade put up by ethnic Serbs on the bridge over the river Ibar that separates the two communities.

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