Albanian opposition says that it will hold fresh protests against the government

Albanian opposition says that it will hold fresh protests against the government

Tirana, May 26, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

A few days after the national protest held in the center of Tirana, the right wing opposition announced today the start of a fresh wave of nationwide protests.

Leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, talked about the protests today during the meeting of the parliamentary group.

Basha said that a new milestone was achieved with Friday’s protest, where according to him, the citizens joined together in the traffic against drug traffic, against Edi Rama and the government.

“Friday’s protest is a big event for democracy and Albanian citizens. We’re encouraged by the massive protest. It pushes us forward, to hold fresh protests, bigger ones, until the drug cartel leaves along with Edi Rama’s government”.

It’s been three months that the Albanian opposition has  launched a movement against what it considers to be international drug trafficking by air, backed by the current government.

“As an opposition, we have engaged ourselves to join against drugs. The big alliance formed about this, will gather this week in order to decide about the new opposition calendar”, said Basha.

The democrat leader said that besides protests, the opposition is also planning to make its voice be heard in parliament. Basha also warned for a legal anti-narcotics bill which according to him will be presented in parliament and the left wing majority will be pushed to vote it.

The head of the Democratic party said that “the battle against drug traffic must be won at any cost”, adding that “there can be no free elections under the rule of drugs and organized crime”. /ibna/