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Thousands of Albanian protesters call for govt to step down

AP  |  Tirana (Albania) 

Albanian opposition supporters are holding a protest against the government which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organised crime.

Thousands of supporters of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition have gathered on Saturday in front of Edi Rama's office to demand his resignation.

The opposition, whose lawmakers have relinquished their seats in parliament, declines to dialogue with Rama, asking for a transitory Cabinet without him to prepare early elections.

The and have warned the opposition against using or inciting violence and to sit down for talks.

Recent rallies have turned violent, with police deploying tear gas.

hopes to get the EU's approval in June on launching membership negotiations.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 17:35 IST