BELGRADE, Serbia

A fight broke out in Montenegrin Assembly during a session on religious freedoms early Friday.

A bill, strongly opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church and the opposition Democratic Front party, began to be discussed at the General Assembly on Thursday.

The opposition lawmakers tried to prevent the vote after midnight. Despite the efforts of the opposition’s proposal to amend the bill, their proposals were rejected three times.

Afterwards, there was a melee between the opposition MPs and some ruling MPs who threw water bottles at Parliament speaker Ivan Brajovic and some deputies.

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