Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! is concerned that the Kosova Government is so late in reading the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Kosova, and that it has only finally understood, late, that as their declaration states today, “the right to peaceful protest is a right guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Kosova”.
Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! is determined to use all democratic institutions to establish the independence, sovereignty and dignity of the state of Kosova, which has been undermined by the Government’s actions. Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! calls on the Government to understand, as quickly as possible and without delay, that peaceful protest, in the streets, in town, and publicly, is a characteristic democratic institution, which differentiates democracy from undemocratic regimes.
The protests of Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! are deeply political in contrast to the Government’s actions which are entirely about maintaining power. The only power dimension to the protests of VETËVENDOSJE! is that of taking from Serbia the power it has established in Kosova with the assistance of the Kosova Government, and returning it to the people of Kosova and its sovereign representatives.
Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! has no intention of taking under control the border points, but to make possible their control by the state of Kosova. Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! is contributing all it can, in a civic and humane manner, to completing the sovereignty of the state, including reciprocity in relations with other states, which has been implemented for two days: on January 14, and today.
Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! believes that the image of a people and society improves when it understands and reacts politically against actions directed against its freedom, sovereignty and interests, just as it would be damaged if, in front of the world, it appeared they did not understand and had been manipulated by politicians linked to interests against them. Damage to image was initially caused by the rebellion of the executive against the legislature, the Parliament of sovereign representatives, and the surrender by the executive from Kosova’s constitutional name in international relations, thus opening up the possibility of the international review of its name. Damaging the image of Kosova’s society and people was the Government’s violation of the Parliament and Constitution of Kosova through the so-called “counter-motion”, and the use of violence against citizens using the democratic institution of protest.
Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE! thanks all citizens who have improved the image of society and of the Albanian people by demonstrating their political understanding and by not remaining victims of the Government’s manipulation, which is destroying the foundations of our democracy, statehood and sovereignty.