U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are currently forming and expected to take place in in downtown Pristina, today December 14, 2015. Political parties in Kosovo are demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo. The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Protestors are roaming the general downtown area.
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