Violent clash between police and demonstrators at opposition rally in Montenegrin capital leads to calls for investigation
- Fifteen demonstrators were detained during a demonstration in Podgorica organized by the Democratic Front, Montenegro’s main opposition bloc.
- After protesters reportedly tried to break through police barriers and began hurling bottles, police began using tear gas and beating demonstrators.
- Several hundred had rallied after police dismantled the tents set up by the Democratic Front three weeks ago following large protests calling for the resignation of PM Milo Djukanovic’s government.
“Montenegro to investigate police use of force at anti-government protests” (Reuters)
“Montenegro Police Break up Anti-Government Protest” (AP via ABC News)
“Thousands Protest Against Government In Montenegro” (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
(Image Credit: Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters)