At least 22 people hurt in Macedonia ethnic protests over new defense minister

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Violent ethnic riots rattled Macedonia’s capital, culminating on Saturday with hundreds raging through the city center, clashing with police, overturning cars and attacking a bus station. At least 22 people were injured, 13 of them police officers.

Ethnic Macedonians kicked off the protests in Skopje on Friday, angry at the appointment of an ethnic Albanian defense minister, a former rebel commander during the 2001 conflict that pitted the country’s two main ethnic groups against each other.

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