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16 Dec 2018 | 09:03 PM UTC

Albania: Student demonstrations planned nationwide December 17 /update 2

Albania News Alert

Students to hold protest marches in Tirana, other cities on December 17; student strike continues

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Tirane). COUNTRY/REGION Albania

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Students are planning a mass demonstration march in Tirana, with associated rallies set to take place nationwide, on Monday, December 17. Demonstrators in Tirana will reportedly march to the prime minister's office at 10:00 (local time). Organizers have indicated the student strike will continue into January 2019 unless the government addresses rights and tuition grievances. Further protests are possible in the coming days, along with associated transportation disruptions.


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


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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