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Albania: Thousands call for govt. to resign in Tirana01:32

Albania: Thousands call for govt. to resign in Tirana

Albania, Tirana
January 27, 2018 at 08:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people took to the streets of Tirana, Saturday, to protest against the Albanian government, accusing it of links to organised crime and calling for its resignation.

Supporters of the centre-right Democratic Party and other parties gathered at Tirana’s Martyrs of the Nation Boulevard and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama. One protester accused Rama’s government of supporting "drug dealers and drug abusers."

In October 2017, Albanian and Italian media released transcripts of Italian police wiretaps of alleged drug smugglers, in which they mentioned former Albanian Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri as someone they bribed with drug money. Tahiri has denied all allegations.

Albania: Thousands call for govt. to resign in Tirana01:32
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Thousands of people took to the streets of Tirana, Saturday, to protest against the Albanian government, accusing it of links to organised crime and calling for its resignation.

Supporters of the centre-right Democratic Party and other parties gathered at Tirana’s Martyrs of the Nation Boulevard and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama. One protester accused Rama’s government of supporting "drug dealers and drug abusers."

In October 2017, Albanian and Italian media released transcripts of Italian police wiretaps of alleged drug smugglers, in which they mentioned former Albanian Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri as someone they bribed with drug money. Tahiri has denied all allegations.

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