Turkish flag placed by hydropower company destroyed by Mirdita protesters

Protesters raising the Albanian flag after removing the Turkish one
Protesters raising the Albanian flag after removing the Turkish one

  The placement of the Turkish flag at Qafë Molla dam in Mirdita has revolted dozens of citizens who stood up protesting at the end of 2017.

Protesters have destroyed the Turkish flag located near the dam of the hydropower build by them, while numerous police forces have arrived at the scene.

Local media say they are citizens, intellectuals and historians, who are protesting at the dam, demanding the removal of this symbol, set by the Turkish firm that has built hydroelectric power.
Mirdita region
Mirdita region
They had warned that such a thing would not be be done after touching the dignity of this province, which did not allowed for 500 years and never a single Turkish flag to be raised.

An autonomous province for 500 years with the Albanian flag, considers insult of its dignity that a Turkish company can place the Turkish flag at the entrance of the Mirdita area.

As many opponents opposed the building of this hydropower plant given in concession  by the "Berisha" government, because of damage that could cause in the biodiversity of this area.

Now the placement of the Turkish flag in the mural wall at the dam is not tolerated by them, thus they removed it yesterday demonstrably and destroying it.

A group of Mirditas of all ages have done so, removing this "appendix" according to them from the Mirdita body.



Mirdita is on of Albanian areas where 100 percent of its population is of catholic faith, and has never been invaded by the Ottoman Empire due to the harsh terrain.
Turkish flag placed by hydropower company destroyed by Mirdita protesters Turkish flag placed by hydropower company destroyed by Mirdita protesters Monday, January 01, 2018 Rating: 5
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