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Tags: EU | Albania | Opposition

Albania Opposition Set to Continue Anti-govt Protests

Albania Opposition Set to Continue Anti-govt Protests

Sunday, 12 May 2019 03:38 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's center-right opposition has decided to continue protests calling for the resignation of the government and for an early parliamentary election.

The leadership of the Democratic Party-led opposition decided to hold a small protest Sunday against the arrest of a senior party official and called a potentially larger, national rally for Monday.

Saturday's protest turned violent, with opposition supporters using Molotov cocktails and police using tear gas and water cannons. Protesters and police officers were injured.

The opposition accuses the Cabinet of Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama of being corrupt and linked to organized crime, which the government denies.

Rama denounced the violence, adding that "Albania is damaged."

In June, Albania expects an answer from the European Union on whether full membership negotiations will be launched, and also holds municipal elections.

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