A protester stands near burning car tires during a protest in front of local government building in the Bosnian town of Tuzla, 140 kms north of Sarajevo, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Zabus)
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Twenty-two people, including 17 police officers, were injured and 24 arrested when protesters in the northern Bosnian town of Tuzla clashed with police on Wednesday over the closure of local factories and firms.Around 600 people tried to storm the building of the Tuzla local government, accusing authorities of turning a blind eye to the collapse of a number of state firms after their privatisation.Eleven vehicles, most of them belonging to the police and government, were damaged, police spokesman Izudin Saric said.The Tuzla government issued a statement saying it was ready to talk to the workers but that the protesters had been unable to come up with a suitable delegation.
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