Protests Against Sexual Violence in Durres and Lezhe

Protests against sexual violence also took place in the city of Durres and Lezhe yesterday, at the same time as the large protest in Tirana.

Following the rape of a 15-year-old girl by the school guard and three other individuals, and after the news that seven rapists would be released on probation after repeatedly abusing a minor from Kavaje, thousands of citizens took to the streets last night.

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In Durres, protestors gathered in the main square, denouncing sexual violence and gender-based violence. 

In Lezhe, sources told Exit that a group had gathered in the town square, including nuns from the nearby convent.

The protest was the initiative of another 15-year-old girl and it was planned via social media and word of mouth.