Albanians protest fatal police shooting in capital Tirana

Clashes broke out in Tirana during a protest by hundreds of Albanians over the fatal police shooting of a 25-year-old man who had breached a coronavirus-linked curfew.

Protesters, who defied a government ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people due to the pandemic, threw stones at police, the interior ministry, the Tirana city hall and the main government buildings. They also tried to force their way into the ministry and the government complex that includes Prime Minister Edi Rama’s office, and police fired tear gas to disperse them.

 

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