Regretfully, the COVID-19 pandemic had no mitigating effect on the blood feud phenomenon in Albania.
Regretfully, the COVID-19 pandemic had no mitigating effect on the blood feuds phenomenon in Albania. During the month of June, three men have been killed due to past feuds. In 2012, during a demonstration against this practice, the volunteers of Operazione Colomba metaphorically compared blood feuds phenomenon to a virus, since the mentality which originates it can spread easily and cause an endless number of deaths. The volunteers invited the passers-by to symbolically become active parts of a vaccine, in order to fight this social plague. As we know, there is no vaccine for some viruses yet. For other ones, the vaccine is represented by our life choices: responding to violence with nonviolence, freeing ourselves from the weight of hatred with forgiveness, renouncing to take revenge with reconciliation.