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13 Apr 2019 | 08:13 AM UTC

Albania: Opposition protests planned in Tirana April 13 /update 10

Albania News Alert

Opposition parties plan protests in Tirana on April 13; heightened security measures and traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Tirane). COUNTRY/REGION Tirana

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Event

Albanian opposition parties, the Democratic Party (PD) and the Social Movement for Integration (LSI), are planning to hold a demonstration in the capital of Tirana on Saturday, April 13, at 18:00 (local time). Approximately 1500 police officers are expected to be deployed during the protest, which will take place at the Prime Minister's Office. Road closures are likely in the area, particularly along Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the Presidential Palace. Clashes between security forces and demonstrators cannot be ruled out.

Context

Protests reportedly attempted to storm the parliament building in Tirana on March 28 during demonstrations to demand fresh elections and call for the departure of Prime Minister Edi Rama. Opposition supporters have held several demonstrations in Tirana in recent weeks outside of the parliament building, with security forces using water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Advice

Individuals in Albania, particularly in Tirana, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions in the vicinity of the protests, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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