The US Embassy in Tirana appealed the participants in today’s protest of the opposition to refrain themselves from violence.
“The United States respects citizens’ democratic right to peacefully demonstrate. We call on all participants in today’s demonstrations – both citizens and law enforcement officials – to refrain from violence. Provoking physical altercations or using projectiles such as explosive devices, Molotov cocktails, and rocks, is undemocratic and unlawful. Those who engage in these violent activities are committing a crime and should be held accountable. The United States urges all sides to practice restraint, disavow violence, and engage in constructive dialogue.”