북부 코소보 미트로비차시에서 14일, 수백명의 세르비아계 항의 시위대가 유엔 전범재판소에 난입했습니다.

재판소를 경비하고 있던 유엔 경찰은 시위대가 정문을 부수고 몰려들자 후퇴했습니다.

요아힘 뤼커 유엔 코소보 행정관은 시위대가 넘어서는 안될 붉은 선을 넘었다고 지적하고, 유엔 경찰이 다시 이 건물을 수복하라고 지시했습니다.

이번 항의시위는 얍 데 후프 쉐퍼 나토 사무총장이 코소보 대통령과 총리와 회담하기 위해 세르비아를 방문하는 시점에 맞추어 벌어졌습니다.

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Several hundred ethnic Serb protesters have stormed a United Nations courthouse in the divided northern Kosovo city of Mitrovica.

U.N. police who were guarding the building retreated as the protesters broke through entrance gates today (Friday), pushing aside the guards.

The U.N. administrator of Kosovo, Joachim Ruecker, said the protesters had crossed what he called one of his mission's "red lines," and he ordered U.N. police to retake the building.

The protest coincides with a visit to Kosovo by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, who is expected to meet with Kosovo's prime minister and president today.

Serbia considers Kosovo to be its historic heartland and has rejected Kosovo's declaration of independence as illegal.

The protesters had been outside the building every day since Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority declared independence from Serbia last month.