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5 Sep 2021

Montenegro police clash with protesters against Serbian Orthodox church

Correspondent

Police have clashed with protesters in Montenegro during the inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Some of the crowd fired handguns into the air and set fire to barricades to prevent police breaking through. The country’s pro-Serb prime minister described the protests as “an attempted terrorist act”, as demonstrators insisted they were trying to stop Serbia using the church to impose its will on the country.