Thousands of students rallied in the Albanian capital of Tirana to demand the resignation of key government leaders, an opposition leader has said.

The demonstration Monday came on the sixth day of a student boycott of classes.Albania's Communist leadership agreed to one demand for better dormitory conditions, after students met with government representatives, said Petrit Dodbiba, a leader of the opposition Democratic Party.

Dodbiba, speaking from Tirana, said the students' other demands have not been met, and the strike would continue.

Student protests in December for better dormitory conditions grew into full-blown demands for democracy and led the Communists to reverse 46 years of hard-line policy and permit alternative political parties.

Since then, four opposition parties have been legalized, including the Democratic Party. They all plan to contest Albania's first multiparty elections since the Communists took power in 1944.