Albania’s National Theatre in Tirana was demolished on May 17 amid government-imposed coronavirus restrictions.
Police had to remove a group of demonstrators from the building before heavy machinery could start work.
37 people, including a journalist, were detained but later released by police.
The following day furious protests erupted; police resorted to using pepper spray to disperse the angry crowd.
The government's decision to destroy the old National Theatre was opposed by artists who wanted it renovated.
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