WATCH: Protesters storm Macedonian parliament; leader bloodied

Flag of Macedonia; public domain image

RFE/RL has the video showing the anger that erupted in the Macedonian parliament today. The video includes the Social Democratic leader bloodied after being hit likely by a chair and a woman getting her hair violently pulled.

What caused the unrest? As Reuters reports,

Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament and assaulted the leader of the Social Democrats on Thursday after his party and ethnic Albanian allies voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker, witnesses said.

Live television footage showed Social Democratic leader Zoran Zaev with blood trickling from one side of his forehead, not long after he announced that the majority coalition led by his party had elected Talat Xhaferi as parliament speaker.

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