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Kosovo's opposition on wednesday march 21 2018 used tear gas to disrupt a parliament vote on a border demarcation deal with montenegro.
lawmakers had to be evacuated from the assembly building after the self-determination movement party used tear gas in the hall where the vote was due to start wednesday. the opposition used tear gas again when the session resumed.
it wasn't clear if the session will continue. the 120-seat parliament was expected to vote with two-thirds to ratify the 2015 deal, which was set as a precondition by the european union for kosovo's citizens to freely travel within its visa-free travel zone known as schengen.
the opposition party says the border deal would mean kosovo loses 8,200 hectares (20,000 acres) of its territory. the previous government and international experts deny that claim.
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