The protest of Supporters of former Albanian Prime Minister leaves several injured

Several people were injured this Saturday in Tirana when hundreds of followers of former prime minister and former opposition leader Democratic Party (PD), Sali

The protest of Supporters of former Albanian Prime Minister leaves several injured

Several people were injured this Saturday in Tirana when hundreds of followers of former prime minister and former opposition leader Democratic Party (PD), Sali Berisha, tried to assault the headquarters of that training to expel his current president, Lulzim Basha, in a struggle internal that takes weeks.

Armed with iron levers, stones and hammers The followers of Berisha broke crystals, destroyed doors and windows and managed to access until the first floor of the building. From the inside, Basha's followers responded with irritating gases and all kinds of objects they had at hand.

After more than an hour of a violent protest and at the request of Basha Special police forces scattered the followers of Berisha with tear gas. Some deputies locked in the building present breathing problems due to tear gas, according to the local press.

Berisha and Basha are mutually accused of inciting violence. With less than 800 followers "Berisha aims to take the PD violently to impose the interests of him and use him as a refuge for him and the family of him," said the PD in a statement.

According to Berisha, however, the protesters seek to convert the "bunker" of Basha "in his house of freedom". The United States, the European Commission and several European embassies in Albania strongly condemned violence and requested that those responsible be brought before justice.

The "uprising" of who was for 23 years leader of the PD occurs in response to his expulsion from the Parliamentary Group by Basha, his successor at the front of the game, who acted thus pressed by the United States.

The Government of Washington had declared last May to Berisha and its entire family Non Grata, considering it corrupt and a danger to the democracy of their country.

After his expulsion, Berisha launched a campaign to resume the control of the party and accuses Basha from being a hostage of the Socialist Prime Minister, Edi Rama. The greatest Albanian opposition force is found in the deepest crisis since its training in 1990.

Updated Date: 08 January 2022, 13:40

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