Children's park protest erupts in violence in Albania

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Clashes erupted on Sunday between police and activists protesting against government plans to build a playground in the Albanian capital of Tirana. Several people were injured including a journalist and a police officer.

The protest is in response to the government’s decision to build a children's playground in Lake Park, the capital's last green space in public hands. In February, supporters of the Democratic Party staged a protest outside the municipality building, chanting slogans and throwing tomatoes.