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01 Feb 2019 | 04:12 AM UTC

Kosovo: Protest against land swap deal in Mitrovica February 1 /update 1

Academics call for a demonstration against suggested land swap deal on February 1; traffic disruptions expected

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Event

Academics have called for a protest to be held in Mitrovica on Friday, February 1, to denounce a suggested land swap deal with nearby Serbia. Participants are expected to gather at 12 :00 (local time). A heightened security presence as well as localized traffic disruptions are expected.

Context

The protest has been called to denounce a proposed land swap deal with Serbia as a means to solve ongoing disputes between the two countries.

Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2006; however, the latter does not recognize the country, still considered under Serbian sovereignty.

Advice

Individuals in Pristina are advised to monitor the situation, plan alternative travel routes, and avoid the demonstration due to the potential for violence.

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