PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin officials blocked popular messaging services WhatsApp and Viber during the country's parliamentary election, a ban that drew allegations of interference from opposition politicians and concern from European election watchers Monday.
"Blocking such apps is unthinkable in any normal country," said opposition party leader Ranko Krivokapic, who previously monitored voting for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Montenegrin opposition parties will hold a protest march on Saturday in Podgorica against NATO's invitation to Montenegro, warning that NATO membership will only cause conflict for society there.
Since late September, thousands of opponents of Montenegro's current government have been protesting in the country's capital of Podgorica demanding the creation of an interim government and early parliamentary elections.
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