Kosovo violence: Albanians protest over Mitrovica bridge blockage

June 23, 2014 5:26 AM

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Kosovo violence: Albanians protest over Mitrovica bridge blockage

Police in Kosovo fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday at ethnic Albanian rioters burning police cars and lobbing rocks in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, in protest at the blockade of the main bridge by ethnic Serbs.

A Reuters reporter saw Polish special police units, part of a European Union mission, open fire with rubber bullets, during one of the worst bouts of civil unrest since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

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