SKOPJE (QHA) -

In the capital of Macedonia Skopje, a crowd of demonstrators broke into the parliament building, Reuters reports.

The protesters oppose the election of the ethnic Albanian Talat Jafri as a Speaker of the parliament.

About 200 people first broke into the foyer of the building, and then into the meeting room. Some of them were wearing masks. Witnesses of the storm saw broken glass and blood spots on the floor in the parliamentary corridors.

As a result of the assault, the leader of the Macedonian Social Democrats and the most likely candidate for the post of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the Albanian parliamentarian Ziadin Sela and several deputies were injured.

The police were forced to use stun grenades to disperse the demonstrators and allow parliamentarians and politicians to leave the building.

The Foreign Ministry recommends Ukrainian citizens to refrain temporarily from visiting the capital of Macedonia.

The political crisis in Macedonia started in December 2016. A conflict arose between the ruling party and the Social Democrats. The parties can not agree on the requirements for giving the Albanian language the status of the second state language.

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