Hundreds of people took to the avenues of the Albanian capital to require the resignation of Interior Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Sander Lleshaj after the death of your 25-year-old man a day earlier.
Protesters gathered in front of the Interior Ministry building, then the government headquarters, tossing stones and firecrackers before staying repulsed with tear gas by way of special police forces.
“Down with the dictatorship”, “We want justice”, chanted the demonstrators who overturned and set fire to a Christmas forest.
According to police spokesman Gentian Mullai, eight policemen were a bit injured by stones and other projectiles. Local media reported that a correspondent and a protester were also injured through the incidents.
Calls for protests have been launched on social media after the dying of Klodian Rasha, killed by way of a police officer during traffic restrictions during the night time introduced to fight the coronavirus outbreak. According to his family, he had still left home to buy cigarettes.
The inner minister announced the opening of the investigation to determine the exact circumstances from the incident.
The alleged criminal of the deadly gunfire was jailed, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Current weeks, authorities have again charged restrictive measures against coronavirus. Typically the pandemic killed more than 950 persons in Albania, a country of 2.7 million people.