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Riots Hit Macedonian Town, Minister Evacuated

Dozens of people were injured in clashes between Macedonian police and protesters early on Friday when violence flared over plans to give greater local powers to the country’s 25 percent ethnic Albanian minority. The night of rioting in the southern town of Struga on Lake Ohrid, where Albanians outnumber ethnic Macedonians, was the most serious sign of tension since the so-called Ohrid accord ended seven months of guerrilla conflict in 2001. Mobs stoned Albanian-owned shops and torched vehicles belonging to the coalition government which approved the “decentralization.” Full Story

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