21 June 2019 Reaction of the Spokeswoman of the President of the Republic, Mr. Tedi Blushi
We are deeply sorry about the unacceptable acts that took place place yesterday with the National Flag, that was disgraced in a shameful way in the streets of Scuttari at the end of a meeting held in that city, and which have been made public today by the independent media.
The National Flag belongs to all Albanians, and anyone who takes upon himself to use it must respect it with a high sense of goodwill, responsibility and dignity as our flag deserves, not just during a meeting, but at any moment.
We call upon on the organizers of these meetings to show more respect to the National Flag, the unifying symbol of the Albanian people around the world, and to publicly distance themselves from these unacceptable and provocative acts for every Albanian!
We call on all the political forces without any distinction, when using the National Flag to show it the proper respect and honor not only in front of the media, but always!