Tirana Protest: cocktail Molotov and tear gas, dozens police officers injured, 5 protesters and journalists violated

Tirana Protest: cocktail Molotov and tear gas, dozens police officers injured, 5 protesters and journalists violated
 The protesters of the Opposition in Tirana have clashed with the State Police in Tirana after they have thrown cocktail Molotov bottles on the direction of the Prime Minister's Office and the building of the Presidency of the Assembly. They also threw heavy objects in the direction of these buildings. The Police have intervened with tear gas to disperse the crowd and have repeatedly called for them to leave and not harm the public property. 

Opposition leader have called on to not hit the police, as he said, their account is with the Government. However, until now 15 police have been injured, 5 protesters and some journalists has been violated.

Because of the escalation of the situation during the protest has reacted also the President Ilir Meta, who has called on the parties to maintain the calm.


While Interior Minister Sandër Lleshaj reacted through a Twitter status calling on to the citizens to distance themselves from violence and the attack on institutions. This is the twelfth in protest since February 16 when opposition Democratic Party and Socialist Movement for Integration left parliament and waived their mandate as deputies in the Assembly. The opposition calls for the resignation of the Prime Minister Edi Rama and the establishment of a transitory government that guarantees the organization of a free and fair elections. The Opposition has decided to boycott the local elections of June 30, threatening that will not allow the local elections to be held. On the other hand, the government in charge with Edi Rama has said that local elections will be held on the appointed date and on June 30, the citizens will elect their mayors.

While the MP of the Socialist Party, Taulant Balla, doubts that behind the protest are the Russians.


"Does anyone know why Rusia Today finds so interesting the opposition protests in Albania🤔RT has live transmission from Tirana every time when some corrupt politicians protest against Justice Reform supported by US and EU. Theseđź‘Ž are trying to harm Albania’s EU integration path." Balla wrote on his Twitter.
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