1210 CET: A couple hundred of former court employees took over the UN Court Building in North Mitrovica this morning when Polish and Ukrainian UN Special Police Units (SPU) backed down. There were reports that some protestors were beating police with metal bars but overall the protest has been said to be peaceful. The group managed to break through the court's outer gate and enter the building. Details are still sketchy at this time but I'll post more as it comes out.
Meanwhile, Kosovo PM Thaci has asked the UN and NATO to restore order to northern Kosovo. Also, Kosovo has unveiled a new design for their national passports which will replace the ones issued by UNMIK . The government is additionally planning on opening some 20 embassies around the world in 2008.
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