A medical team helps an injured police officer during a violent protest in Macedonia's capital Skopje on Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
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Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades Friday in clashes with around 2,000 demonstrators protesting against the jailing of six ethnic Albanians for murder and terrorism.The ethnic Albanian protesters, who pelted police with stones, were angry at the life sentences handed down for the murder of five Macedonian fishermen at a lake near Skopje in 2012 .Macedonia continues to struggle with deep ethnic division 13 years after narrowly avoiding full-blown civil war during fighting between ethnic Albanian guerrillas and government security forces.
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