Protestors drape Albanian flag over Winston Churchill statue in Parliament Square

An Albanian flag was draped over the statue of Winston Churchill that stands in Parliament Square in a protest against statements made by Suella Braverman.


Thousands of Albanians took to the streets of London today, Saturday, November 12, to protest against the recent statements made by the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman. Reaching Parliament Square, they draped a double-headed eagle national flag over the statue of Winston Churchill that stands there.

The demonstrators started their march on Westminster Bridge and continued towards the Palace of Westminster. They were arguing the point that not all Albanians should be considered to be criminals while asking the British government to respect their human rights and general existence as human beings.

Video footage uploaded onto social media showed masses of people holding Albanian flags and displaying banners gathered on Westminster Bridge.

Following her remarks made earlier this month in the House of Commons, Braverman came under fire not only from Labour but also from her own Conservative Party members. The Home Secretary had suggested at the time that it was only the Tory Party that was ‘serious about stopping the invasion on our southern coast’.

‘These people care nothing for our country or the sacrifices of the past. What is happening in London today is a disgrace!’, tweeted an angry Nigel Farage.

According to the Home Office, it was revealed this week that out of an estimated 40,000 migrants who have landed on British shores this year, around 12,000 were Albanian nationals. In October, out of 350 people deported from the UK, more than 100 were reportedly Albanian citizens, as reported by


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    • Dr Trth

      13 November 2022 • 00:39

      Send them back.

    • John

      14 November 2022 • 15:22

      All this mock outrage over the word ‘invasion’, like every illegal Albanian migrant who heard it was so up set that they developed mental health problems. It is pathetic. Just listened to a Radio 4 Analysis programme who went to Albania to investigate and it was 100% clear that none of them are fleeing anything, they are ALL coming for economic reasons. When the reporter asked some students if Albania ‘feuds’ would cause people to flee in terror they just laughed at him and said absolutely not. It would be really helpful if these bleeding heart naïve snowflakes who can’t handle to word invasion, maybe listen to that programme and educate themselves. It is NOT the UK’s duty to pay for and look after poorer people from other European countries, it is just ridiculous.


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