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07 Dec 2018 | 08:59 AM UTC

Albania: Student protests continue nationwide Dec. 6

Albania News Alert

Students hold protests in Tirana, Elbasan, Durres, and Korca on December 6; further demonstrations possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Tirane). COUNTRY/REGION Albania

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Event

Student protests took place nationwide for a third consecutive day on Thursday, December 6, reportedly becoming the widest protest observed by the country in years. Hundreds of protesters gathered in the capital Tirana, blocking the Ministry of Education, as well as the nearby Durresit road. Other demonstrations were reported in Elbasan, Durres, and Korca. Further protests are possible in the coming days, along with associated transportation disruptions.

Context

Students have been organizing demonstrations since December 4 to denounce the rise in university fees and increasing economic difficulties.

Advice

Individuals in Albania are advised to monitor developments to the situation, follow any instruction issued by local authorities, and avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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