Politician Injured in a Fight inside Macedonian Parliament

The leader of the Social Democrats in Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, has been injured during a fighting party in parliament.

Zaev was attacked by nationalist supporters of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Those who entered the meeting room after Zaev announced that the government coalition (led by his party) had elected an ethnic Albanian to the Chamber of Commons. The attackers, partly disguised, intercepted with chairs around them.

According to Macedonian media, seven other national representatives were still injured. Also, journalists would be struck together.

Outside the building, the protesters were responsible for chaotic conditions. The riot police used teardrop grenades to chase them and release the road to the entrance to disguise the politicians who were still in.

Macedonia unbalanced in 2001 on the verge of a civil war by a revolt of the Albanian minority. Thanks to international mediation, the crisis was overcome, but ethnic tensions still threaten the Balkans.

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