Today the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama had published a video showing an alleged action by the Spanish police against the gatherings using violent methods with lots of beating.
A video that in fact came from Algeria taken during the opposition protest. The video shared by Rama was accompanied by a warning for those who do not comply with government measures, taken to counter the coronavirus emergency in Albania.
"I publish this video for all those who will go shopping from Monday until the end of the war. One by one like the soldiers keeping the distance from each other, we do the duties without killing people left and right, otherwise you will run away without shopping. You choose but in the meantime the law enforcement agencies have decided to perform their historical duty without tolerance”Were the words of Rama that accompanied the video.
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Placed by Edi Rama on Saturday, March 21, 2020
The fake video and Rama's apology
The video turned out to be a fake and Rama had to apologize for what happened,
"The video posted somewhere before, where it was said that it came from Spain, was sent to me by an Albanian friend residing in Italy, who worried about what happened today in the markets of Tirana told me "here's what the police do in Spain ! " by sending me the video without being aware that it was fake.
I shared it not without reason, accompanied by my message today, where I said that there will be no more tolerance.
Now I learn that the video was shot in Algeria.
I sincerely apologize to you for this involuntary mistake that inspired the Democratic Party to make stupid accusations. I also fell victim to the "digital citizen" (referred to Berisha who occasionally publishes complaints that according to him come from the "digital citizen" NDR)
To err is human, but important and not to make intentional mistakes and apologize when you are wrong. " Rama wrote in the late afternoon.
The Democratic Party: Rama a source of panic
“Edi Rama is the main source of panic. Sells police violence against the opposition in Algeria as a Spanish measure to combat COVID 19.
Today he spread a dangerous lie to frighten Albanian citizens even more. The video shared by Edi Rama on his official Facebook profile is a mockery because it was shot during the anti-government protest in Algeria and not during the management of the coronavirus situation in Spain.
In Spain the situation is serious, but it is a democratic state of the European Union and never acts violently against its citizens. Edi Rama lies and deceives. Today it is the main source of panic and insecurity in Albania.
Unprepared, without ideas and at the helm of a government rotten with scandals and corruption, he does not know how to calm and compensate the people, or even manage an effective quarantine. " says the statement from the Democratic Party.