Tirana’s 70th anniversary of liberation. Veterans show Enver Hoxha’s portraits

17/11/2014 00:00

The Albanian Prime Minister, Parliament Speaker and several ministers
celebrated today the 70-th anniversary of the liberation of Tirana.

They commemorated the war of several citizens who fought to liberate their city.

Sadi Vorpsi, Prefect of the Tirana District, said that all generations should honor the memory of those who died in the National Liberation War.

“70 years ago, a new day dawned in Tirana, a city that was free from foreign invaders. The houses of this city turned into nests of dreams, hopes and dieals. They sheltered the people who were there for their nation in the darkest day of the history. The well-known generosity of the Tirana citizens opened its doors for everyone who was fighting in illegality. The Tirana youth heard the calling of the country that was looking for freedom, and didn’t hesitate to join the highest national ideals”, Vorpsi declared.

War veterans were present in this ceremony. Many of them, not far from Prime Minister Edi Rama, were carrying portraits of the commander of the National Liberation War, Enver Hoxha.

Rama was concerned about their presence and asked one of the assistants to ask them to live. The National Guard officers then took these persons away.

This was commented by the US Embassy in Tirana. Ambassador Arvizu declared on Twitter that unfortunately, the photos of dictator Enver Hoxha stained today’s ceremony and offended the people of Albania.

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