Kosovo Albanians walk through the main square covered with banners containing different messages inviting for an anti-governmental protest, in Pristina on Feb. 13, 2016. / AFP / ARMEND NIMANI
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Thousands of Kosovo opposition supporters called for the government to resign Wednesday on the eighth anniversary of the country's declaration of independence, accusing it of violating the country's constitution in reaching deals with Serbia and Montenegro.Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci of the Democratic Party of Kosovo is the only self-declared candidate so far.The opposition rejects a deal between Kosovo and Serbia reached last year, giving more powers to ethnic Serbs in Kosovo.The government accuses the opposition of trying to come to power through violence.Kosovo's Western backers have denounced opposition-led violence, calling on the opposition to resolve the political crisis in parliament.Kosovo's independence has been recognized by 111 countries, including the U.S. and major European Union nations.
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