Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across Albania, protesting the government of President Edi Rama in the latest in three months of anti-government protests.
Violence erupted as thousands of Albanian protesters demanded an early election. The political crisis is seen as a threat to the country's aspirations of joining the European Union.
Anti-goverment protesters have clashed with Albanian police near the main goverment building in Tirana, with some throwing petrol bombs. Opposition leaders accuse Edi Rama's government of graft and election fraud.
Four-time PM Ahmed Ouyahia has again been questioned over alleged corruption involving Volkswagen's local partner. He's the latest to face investigation as part of an army purge of the old ruling elite.
Thousands of demonstrators denouncing corruption have called for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in further protests over reported misuse of funds. He formerly headed a firm under scrutiny by state auditors.
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