From: Alice Taylor
Police File Charges Against Protestors Demonstrating Against “Dictatorship” Imposed by Albanian Prime Minister

The Albanian Police have launched criminal proceedings against seven of the participants that took part in yesterday’s protest in Skënderbej Square. A number of citizens gathered to protest against what they call the authoritarianism and dictator-like behaviour of Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Among them are the three organizers of the protest who had called for participation in the protest on social networks.

They are accused of illegally protesting during pandemics where gatherings or rallies are prohibited by law, and of opposing police forces.

Nese do ishin polic karriere nuk do i mernin protestusit zvarre. Po keto jane militante partie. KY ËSHTË KRIM.

Gepostet von Darvin Zalla am Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2020

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, forcibly removing protestors from the scene. Videos have surfaced on social media of police using considerable force against citizens. Protestors claimed they were beaten, others were taken to police stations.

The May 7 protestors disagreed with the postponement of the state of emergency until June 23 and against government decisions that they say are violating human rights.

Protesters said they had notified police of the protest and were implementing the recommended social distancing measures so police intervention was illegal.