The government headquarters has been attacked repeatedly, forcing law enforcement to use tear gas. Two injured police officers.
Violent clashes during the protest against the government of the socialist prime minister. The Republican Guard fired tear gas at protesters.
As the Albanian media report, the Albanian opposition led by Lulzim Basha, took to the streets today against the government of socialist prime minister Edi Rama to demand "a transitional government that prepares early elections that are free and in compliance with international standards".
A group of protesters attacked the government building, trying to break through the main entrance, but were then repulsed by Republican Guard forces that threw tear gas from inside the building.
The invitation to keep the peaceful demonstration has arrived from the European Union and the United States.
Albania hopes that by the end of the year Brussels will decide to start EU accession negotiations fully.
The escalation of the protest in Tirana
Four wounded between the police and two of the protesters
The Italian Embassy in Tirana shares the statement released by the Delegation of the European Union in Tirana:
"The delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of the Member States in Tirana invite all parties to immediately show self-control. The right of citizens to express themselves through peaceful protest is a fundamental value for a modern European democracy. However, damaging public property and resorting to violence is not acceptable. We urge the parties to do their utmost to avoid further violence and disorder. "
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