Tirana, Albania (AP)-Sunday Albanian demonstrators continued daily protests against a man’s deadly shooting by police who enforced a curfew on coronavirus.
The rally began peacefully from Skanderbeg Square in the capital Tirana to the main building of Prime Minister Edilama, with protesters chanting “no justice or calm!” And “Clodian Justice!”
The demonstrators called for the resignation of the police chief and the release of those arrested on the day of the clash with the police. Later, several stones were thrown at the Tirana police station, where police responded with tear gas and water cannons. Small-scale protests took place in other cities.
Albanians recently clashed with police in opposition to a ban on public rallies by the coronavirus after Clodian Rasha was killed in Tirana in a curfew on Tuesday. Police say he ignored the police call to stop and run away. Police officers have been arrested and investigated for “murder beyond necessary self-defense.”
Rama apologized for what he called Rasha’s “unexplained, completely irrational” shooting, and his interior minister resigned Thursday.
Dozens of people were arrested in a five-day protest, illegally protested during a pandemic, and nearly 300 were charged with arson and public order and morals. Officials say 26 police officers and at least four protesters were injured in the clash.
Rama has accused opposition politicians, including President Ilir Meta, of inciting violent protests. The central right-wing Democratic Party has pledged to blame Lama for Rama’s death and defeat the prime minister in the April parliamentary elections.
The United States and the European Union urged Albanian political parties to exercise restraint in protest.
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Albanians rally on the fifth day after police killed a man with a curfew
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