Albanian opposition supporters blocked the country’s main roads Monday, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June. Thousands of opposition supporters blocked five national crossroads for an hour. Opposition Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha said they were protesting “drug traffic, crime traffic, ballots traffic, corruption, money laundering traffic.” The opposition has said that it will boycott the parliamentary election.
Protesters sat down on the roads holding national flags, shouting anti-government slogans, calling for the government to resign and for “free and fair” elections. Long lines of vehicles were backed up.
“This is a warning that the determination of this popular movement is invincible to achieve free and fair election,” Basha said before ending the protest. No incidents were reported.