Opposition leaders Montenegro was arrested on Friday after he had arranged in Parliament the unrest due to the adoption of the new law on religious associations, said on Friday Agency Associated Press (AP).
According to the AP, opposition MPs trying to block the vote on the bill, threw the halls of Parliament to the subject, like a balloon with a tear gas canister or a firecracker, and also wanted to turn off the microphones.
In the end, the police detained 22 people, including 17 members of the opposition.
According to the Agency, the protesters, who are adherents of the Serbian Orthodox Church, claimed that the law would deprive her of ownership.
“We are ready to die for our Church, that’s what we are demonstrating today,” he said at a meeting of Parliament Deputy Andrija Mandic.
All but three MPs were later released.
The new law on religious associations approved more than half of MPs – 45 MPs. According to the law, a religious community, possessing the property, must provide evidence that they had the right to possess it at the time of independence of Montenegro, that is, before in 1918, Montenegro joined the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, has described the law as “discriminatory” and “unconstitutional”.
The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, in turn, promised to help the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.
AP reminds that the main Church in Montenegro is the Serb Orthodox Church. A separate Montenegrin Orthodox Church is not recognized by other Orthodox churches.