Albin Kurti

Protest Violence Erupts After Kosovo MP's Arrest

Protesters threw stones at government offices and police in Pristina on Wednesday during a demonstration sparked by the arrest of opposition MP Donika Kadaj Bujupi, who is accused of setting off tear gas in parliament.

Riot police responded by firing tear gas after the stone-throwing protesters broke windows and damaged the façade of the government building.

Kosovo MP Arrested Over Tear Gas Incident

Kosovo police arrested Donika Kadaj-Bujupi, an MP from the opposition Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, for letting off tear gas in parliament.

"She was arrested after she left her home," Muharrem Nitaj, an AAK spokesperson, told BIRN.

Kadaj-Bujupi was arrested on Wednesday morning for setting off tear gas inside the chamber and sent to Pristina's District Court.

Kosovo Opposition MPs Tear-Gas Parliament Again

Opposition party MPs set off three tear gas canisters in the legislature on Thursday, causing the chamber to be evacuated and the parliamentary session to be halted.

The canisters were brought into parliament despite that fact that MPs were searched on Thursday morning under new security measures introduced after a similar tear-gas attack by opposition lawmakers last week.

Kosovo Opposition Activists Attack Police Station

Vetevendosje (Self-Determination Movement) activists clashed with police who fired tear gas to disperse them after they threw stones at the police station in Pristina on Monday night.

Some 15 people were injured during the clashes with police. Activists also set fire to two vehicles belonging to the prosecution.