Protesters Clash With Police In Albania, 3 Killed by The Associated Press
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A cars burns in the center of the capital Tirana after an opposition protest on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. The opposition calls for the government's resignation and fresh elections.
Two people have been killed in the Albanian capital Tirana during clashes between police and thousands of opposition supporters.
Demonstrators watch from a nearby building, as cars burn in Albania's capital Tirana, Friday Jan. 21 2011, during a protest calling for the resignation of the government and new elections.
Thousands of people held an anti-government demonstration in Albania's capital on Friday, and at least three people were killed and scores wounded as police using tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons clashed with the protesters.
At least 15 police vehicles were overturned and burned by the more than 20,000 people who took part in the largest and most violent protest that Tirana had seen in years.
"Get Out! Get Out!" the demonstrators shouted as they battled the riot police outside Conservative Prime Minister Sali Berisha's office in the capital. Other protesters carried red-and-black Albanian flags.
Berisha accused the opposition Socialists, who called the protest, of trying to overthrow the government with a "Tunisian-style" demonstration — referring to the rioting that just toppled Tunisia's government.
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