Protest against hydropower plant and Turkish flag, 60 investigated for illegal protest 

The Prosecution of Lezha is investigating 60 persons who destroyed the Turkish flag a hydropower dam, 50 of them for an illegal protest, 10 for an illegal protest plus disobeying the police, property destruction and for encouraging hate.

On December 31st, in Fang, Mirdita, these persons were destroying the Turkish flag engraved on the hydropower plant that was built by the Turkish company “Ayen”.

The people involved in the protests told police that they, as residents, were not asked for the investment that has changed the river flow. They also added that they don’t want Turkish investments in their area.

The protest against the Turkish flag on the hydropower dam had been warned on social networks.

For Erion Perku, Director of the Hydropower plant, the protest was not expected.

“I tried to communicate with them, but it was impossible. The crowd arrived from Rreshen and we were unable to talk to them. I recognized half of them, who used to be workers of this company”, Periku said.

He explains that the placement of the flags was approved in the project. Between the Turkish and Albanian flags, there is also the logo of the company.

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