Serbs fight a court of the United Nations after hours of at least 63 UN forces and NATO, and 70 demonstrators injured in the U.S. and NATO forces exchanged gunfire.
Confrontation began when the demonstrators outside the United Nations was captured three days to shoot against Kosovo's independence before dawn in the divided city of Kosovska Mitrovica North stormed the court.
Hundreds of Serbs swarmed area, three red and white United Nations to stop the police van as they drove into the angry crowd and authorities ordering the doors open.
About half of the 53 arrested Serbs went free. Other armored vehicles were abducted and released by the UN after questioning.
Danish military police said they came under fire from protesters and policemen wounded as they return empty shot. Machine gun bursts could be heard by the afternoon, although it was unclear who the object was. At least one UN vehicle and a truck were set ablaze in NATO.
The UN later said he shot because half of the Serb-dominated north of the city was moving.
NATO helicopters hovered above the city and NATO troops remained, but the return to the United Nations a greater ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, in Serbia, largely separated from Serbia and Kosovo could meet again fuel.
Mainly ethnic Albanian Kosovo under the control of the United Nations in 1999 when Albanian separatists in the NATO air action to stop Slobodan Milosevic has been since the war began.
Serbia, the state considers the historical heart and religious, "said the declaration of independence by Kosovo is illegal under international law.
Northern Kosovo Serb minority dominates about 15 percent of the area, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo's second city, about one third.
"We'll protect you, just as we protect the Serbs in Serbia, Slobodan Samardzic, the Serbian government minister for Kosovo, told the demonstrators.
He urged the opposition with the goal of keeping Serbia in Kosovo continues. Monday's clashes exactly one month after the announcement that the West supported.
Tuesday, 25 Japan, Great Britain and the United States, which have already recognized Kosovo, and joined other governments, adding that the friendly relations with Serbia hopes to continue.
"Japan hopes that the independence of Kosovo in the long term, contribute to stability in the region," foreign ministry said in a statement.
But are determined to keep Kosovo from Serbia.
"We achieved what we so patient, intelligent and organized, and we believe what we want to achieve is a clear indication yet Samardzic said that Serbia Government is orchestrating the protests.
Contributors to the NATO force said 27 Polish officers, 15 Ukrainians and about 20 French soldiers, eight French soldiers were wounded in the hospital. An explosion of a Molotov cocktail of French soldiers suffered head injuries, but none had serious injuries. Authorities did not say how other peace injured.
Hospital officials said most civilians were injured by stun grenades, tear gas and explosive devices. A poke in the eye by a bullet was in critical condition.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the violence and promised that the United Nations to continue "to its mandate, to implement the necessary measures to" to administer Kosovo, spokeswoman Michele Montas said.
The European Union and several of its members expressed concern and called for restraint. Germany urged international forces to be in control of the situation, and should have an option not considered the division of Kosovo."
Russia Vitaly Churkin, UN ambassador, whose country has close ties with Serbia, UN police and NATO troops, stormed the court in the wee hours of the morning the decision "raised doubts about the seriousness.
"Even if the court was taken by the Serbs ... unfortunate for us, there is a very serious lack of knowledge of these actions and restraints are included questions on" Churkin said.
Serbian President Boris Tadic accused the international forces in Kosovo of "using excessive force," warned of an "increase in the conflict zone."
Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said that Russia, the strongest support of Serbia was planning a joint response. Kostunica urged the Security Council of the UN that "necessary measures" to restore security to be taken.
Commander of NATO said the alliance did not intend to send reinforcements to Kosovo.
"We have enough for the job" General John Craddock in Kosovo, NATO commanders in Afghanistan said after talking with.
Serbian capital, Belgrade, police deployed in front of government buildings and Western embassies, apparently, as he announced on February 17, after the independence of Kosovo was at the time of fear riots could break out. Several thousand Serbian nationalists city carrying flags and chanting rallied "Kosovo is Serbia!"
Prime Minister Hashim Thaci of Kosovo regretted that Kosovo's minority Serbs were allowing themselves to engage in violence "is manipulated by Belgrade.
He said, "Thaci said to be no compromise with hooligans.
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