Albanian protests ended without incidents

Anti-government rallies organised by the opposition in Tirana and three other cities ended on Friday (February 4th) without incident. According to the organisers, the demonstrations were attended by 100,000 people. The participants carried banners calling for early elections. Opposition Socialist Party (SP) leader Edi Rama said that the supporters will organise protests every Friday until the government resigns. The opposition accuses the cabinet of corruption and manipulation of the 2009 parliamentary elections. An anti-government rally in Tirana on January 21st ended in clashes with the police and the death of three people.

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