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    Protesters invade Macedonia parliament

    BBC bas reported that Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker.

    Fighting broke out injuring at least 10 people, including the Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who was left with blood pouring down his face.

    The protesters, supporters of ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's VMRO party, are demanding new elections.
    The people who stormed parliament were angered by the coalition's decision to elect Talat Xhaferi as speaker.They fear moves to improve the status of Albanians threaten Macedonian unity.

    Some of the 200 protesters were masked. Witnesses saw broken glass on the floor and traces of blood in hallways. Police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters and allow politicians to exit the parliament building.

    Politics in the former Yugoslav republic has been deadlocked since an inconclusive election in December.

    Macedonian nationalists have been protesting on the streets since Mr Zaev tried to form the coalition.

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