American embassy in Tirana alerts its citizens ahead of the protest that the opposition is expected to hold on Tuesday

American embassy in Tirana alerts its citizens ahead of the protest that the opposition is expected to hold on Tuesday

While police in the capital Tirana have not granted a permission for the opposition’s protest on Tuesday, the US embassy has issued an alert today for US citizens who are in Albania warning them against the possible risks that they may face from being close to the locations that opposition has chosen for its protest.

According to the alert that the embassy released, US citizens should avoid the following areas: parliament building, prime minister’s office and other government’s buildings, as these locations may become places of violent rallies. According to the embassy, “the group intends to demonstrate against the Albanian government.”

“The duration of the expected demonstrations is unknown. Security forces have used water cannons and tear gas during recent protests. U.S. Embassy personnel and family members are directed to avoid all gathering points and locations where demonstrations are imminent or ongoing”, the alert reads. /ibna/