“Kosovo police briefly detained and expelled a senior Serb official in a divided northern town as officers also fired tear gas and stun grenades at Serb protesters Monday — an incident that triggered an angry reaction from Serbia and inflamed tensions between the two bitter Balkan foes.

Video footage showed Kosovo policemen in black uniforms with machine guns and body armor leading a handcuffed man from inside a building toward an armored car. Video also showed a conference room inside the building in the Serb-dominated northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica with chairs and tables upended.

Marko Djuric, the chief Serb negotiator in European Union-led talks between Serbia and Kosovo, was detained for illegally entering Kosovo. The move sparked protests by Kosovo Serbs and the police responded by firing tear gas and stun grenades.

A doctor at a local hospital said 32 people were injured, including five seriously, though all were discharged later.” (US New & World Report)