Police fire rubber bullets to disperse Bosnia protesters

BELGRADE Fri Feb 7, 2014 9:31am EST

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BELGRADE (Reuters) - Police in Bosnia fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters in the capital Sarajevo on Friday, a Reuters reporter said, on the third day of unrest over unemployment and political inertia in the Balkan country.

The protests began on Wednesday in the northern town of Tuzla, where workers took to the streets angry at the closure of factories sold off by the state. Protesters in Tuzla set fire to a local government building on Friday, a Reuters photographer said.

(Reporting by Maja Zuvela; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Lesia wrote:
Disappoited to read in such an important news agency some unproved information about rubber bullets – where did you get that? Is that a copy-paste from Ukrainian news? There is no information about rubber bullets and police in Bosnia in general never uses such means for the protests, no matter how hursh they are. Please stop sharing such news without any visual proofs or at least source mentioning! Shame on you!

Feb 07, 2014 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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