Albania Theatre – level 2

25-05-2020 07:00

On May 17, workers demolished Albania´s National Theatre in the capital city, Tirana. There was a group of protesters in the building, and police had to make them leave before the work could start.

The police arrested 37 people, who they released later.

The next day, angry protests started, and the police had to use pepper spray to stop the protesters.

There were actors among the protesters, too because they did not agree with the demolition. They wanted the theater to be renovated. One of the actors said that the demolition was a crime.

Lulzim Basha, the past mayor of Tirana, was very angry. He supported the protests, and he said that the government had to resign.

Difficult words: release (to set somebody free), renovate (to repair something old and make it look new), resign (to leave a job).

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