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Pristina: relatives of Kosovo Albanians held in FYR Macedonia demand their release

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By Euronews
Pristina: relatives of Kosovo Albanians held in FYR Macedonia demand their release

<p>Relatives of Kosovo Albanians, arrested in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after recent clashes, are calling for them to be freed.</p> <p>Taking to the streets of Pristina to protest, families waved Albanian flags and held banners reading: “Free our boys” and “They are not terrorists”.</p> <p>Fourteen gunmen and eight police officers were killed in clashes in Kumanovo. </p> <p>Another 26 people, many from Kosovo, are under arrest in connection with the clashes. </p> <p>Exact details about what happened remain unclear. Some suggest authorities in Skopje sparked the violence, seeking to shift attention from corruption scandals that threaten to oust the ruling conservatives.</p>