US embassy to Tirana issues a statement about Saturday’s protest

US embassy to Tirana issues a statement about Saturday’s protest

The US embassy to Tirana has issued a statement today about the protest that the opposition is expected to hold on Saturday against the government.

According to the US embassy, “the right to peacefully assemble, petition the government, and protest for positive change are hallmarks of a free and healthy democratic society. It is a right exercised often in the United States.”

However, according to the embassy “this right must be exercised peacefully. Violence against people or property is unacceptable. We call upon all involved in Saturday’s protest, and all of Albania’s political leaders, to reject violence and ensure the demonstrations are conducted peacefully and constructively.”/ibna/