Demonstrations on December 8, Youth Day, in Tirana, Albania

In Tirana, Albania, the opposition party has called for a large anti-government rally on December 8, 2015, at 11:00 at Skanderbeg Square. December 8 in Albania is Youth Day, a national holiday commemorating the overthrow of communism by students. Some main roads in Tirana will be partially blocked from 11:00 to 16:00, and parking will not be allowed at the main squares. There may be traffic disruption.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should avoid main squares, large public gatherings and any demonstrations. Although the demonstration is expected to be peaceful, these situations can quickly and unexpectedly escalate.

Travellers should be aware that he Albanian opposition has called for protests with the goal of overthrowing the left-wing government, and further protests could occur.

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