Thousands of citizens, organized on social networks, gathered in front of the government building in Tirana on Wednesday evening after the price of fuel reached stratospheric levels. The price of oil is exceeding any forecast, as the increase is approaching 300 lek per liter, as never before in history.
The protesters called on Prime Minister Edi Rama to intervene to reduce the price of oil, or to resign. Protesters, activists and citizens, warn of escalating protests if the government does not take action because the increase in oil prices weighs on the pockets of citizens and destroys the family economy. The number of protesters in front of the Prime Minister’s office protesting against the increase in oil prices was considerable.Actor Florjan Binaj said that united Albanians overthrew the dictatorship. “We protest, Rama is in Dubai!”Oil was traded at 275 lek per liter at several gas stations on Wednesday, while Edi Rama warns of continued growth due to the war in Ukraine.
Citizens warned of escalating protests unless the government intervenes urgently by reducing taxes on fuel per liter.Bilbil Cara, the head of the Taxi Drivers’ Union, said that they will protest with their cars on the boulevard on Friday at 11:00 as they are unable to support their families. /Argumentum.al