Montenegro: Police Release Lawmakers Detained After Anti-Gov’t Rally

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PODGORICA – Montenegrin police released two parliamentarians detained after Sunday anti-government rally resulted in clashes between protesters and law enforcement forces, country’s police department spokesperson said on Monday, Sputnik reports.

On Saturday, police broke up the rally using tear gas against the protesters after some of them tried to break through the police cordons to the country’s parliament and started throwing stones and fireworks at the officers.

The members of Montenegrin parliament Slaven Radunovic and Andrija Mandic were detained after attempts to enter the parliament building through the police lines and after their calling on protesters to support them.

On Sunday, police reported about 55 injured people in the clashes, including 29 police officers and 26 civilians, however opposition reported about more than 120 injured. The law enforcement forces also reported about 10 detained people.

The rally was organized by the “Democratic front” opposition coalition. The protesters called for the resignation of the country’s prime minister, Milo Djukanovic. They also aimed against Montenegro‘s NATO accession.

Source: InSerbia News (Montenegro)