Montenegro police officers are engulfed in smoke and flames as opposition supporters hurled torches on them during a protest in front of the Parliament building in Podgorica, Montenegro Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
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Riot police in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica fired tear gas Saturday night to disperse several thousand people demanding free, fair elections organized by a transitional government in place of Djukanovic, in the third such clash in a week.Djukanovic, speaking during an official visit to Slovenia, insisted Monday that his government could handle the protesters.Djukanovic, who has been in power since 1990, has accused the opposition of trying to prevent the country's NATO membership, saying he is convinced Russia is behind the protests.
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