Albanians protest in London: Braverman to resign, government to apologize

Albanians protest in London: Braverman to resign, government to apologize

Albanian immigrants in the United Kingdom protested this Saturday against the statements of the British Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, who said that Albanians were bringing crime to Britain and that they should leave the country as soon as possible.

With placards in their hands and with red and black flags, Albanian immigrants have joined the rally in the center of London at “Westminster Bridge”, where they demand the dismissal of the Home Secretary and a public apology from the government.

They state that they feel insulted by Braverman’s statement while emphasizing that they are not criminals but tax payers and contributors to British society.

In addition to those who live in Britain, other Albanians from Switzerland have also arrived in support, joining their demands for the British secretary’s statements. In case there is no response to their protest, the immigrants warn of another protest on November 28, Flag Day.

The debates and the language used by Home Secretary Suella Braverman that Britain is facing an invasion of Albanian asylum seekers and that they should be deported, has fueled debates between the two countries. Earlier, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama emphasized that he could not tolerate Braverman’s reaction, which he considered “crazy” and a behavior that feeds xenophobia. “Albania is still waiting for an apology from the government of the United Kingdom,” Prime Minister Rama said in relation to the case.