Kosovo opposition attacks parliament office with tear gas

PRISTINA: Kosovo opposition has again used tear gas, this time at the offices of the Parliament's speaker, to protest against the government's deals with Serbia and Montenegro.

The attack forced the evacuation of parliamentary staff, but no injuries were reported. No one was arrested.

The opposition confirmed that it used tear gas Friday at Kadri Veseli's offices before the start of the session. The opposition had warned should not be held unless the government backtracked from the deals with Serbia to give more powers to Serb-dominated areas in Kosovo and with Montenegro on border demarcation.

In last month's parliamentary sessions, the opposition members set off tear gas inside the chamber and threw eggs at the prime minister, who says the opposition is trying to come to power through non-democratic means.