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North Macedonia: More violence reported at protests

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By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES
Associated Press

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the capital of North Macedonia for a fifth consecutive night protesting a proposal aiming to break a deadlock in the country’s efforts to join the European Union. Limited violence broke out Wednesday night when a group of people threw stones, chairs and bottles at the protesters, while local media reported that a man had fired a gun. No injuries have been reported. The head of the opposition party who participated in the march posted a photo on his Facebook account of a man pointing a gun and claimed the man had intended to kill him. Thousands of people have protested nightly over a French proposal for a compromise aimed at lifting objections by neighboring Bulgaria to North Macedonia joining the European Union.

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