Anti-government protests spread across the Balkans

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It all started with a video posted on social media: a secret recording from 2016 that appears to show a well-known local tycoon hand over an envelope containing bundles of cash to a party associate of Montenegro\’s long-standing leader.
The prominent businessman, a former close friend and confidant of Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, released the video late last year in retaliation for charges filed against him for fraud and money laundering.
The so-called envelope affair has triggered weeks of anti-Djukanovic protests, demanding the resignation of one of Europe\’s longest-lasting leaders after his almost 30 years in power.
The almost simultaneous eruption of strong anti-government movements in neighboring Serbia and Albania has prompted talk of a "Balkan Spring" in reference to a wave of protests across the Arab world in 2010.
SOURCE: AP

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