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Dozens of Police Hurt in North Macedonia Protests Over EU Deal

Protesters in front of the parliament building in Skopje, North Macedonia, on July 5,

Protesters in front of the parliament building in Skopje, North Macedonia, on July 5,

Photographer: Boris Grdanoski/AP Photo

Police arrested 11 people and 47 officers were injured during protests in North Macedonia against a deal with neighboring Bulgaria that seeks to unlock European Union accession talks.

Thousands rallied late Tuesday in Skopje, the capital, against the agreement which, according to the nationalist opposition, does not guarantee the recognition of the country’s language and national identity.