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“What dissolution, no relaxation”, say Protesters in front of Parliament


Skopje, 14 May, 2016 - 22:17 (META) 

With messages “What dissolution, no relaxation” and “Vlado Mori Dusame” written with color on the streets of the capital by the”Colourful Revolution” showed just what thought of the Trajko Veljanoski’s decision not re-convene Parliament and to postpone elections.

The protest began as it does every night, in front of the Special Prosecutor Offices (SPO), where protesters marched to parliament. There they sent strong messages to MPs that they should listen to the citizens, and not to the political parties.

At the protest spoke student Borjan Gjuzelov, Professor Gordan Kalajdziev and Edmond Ademi from the SDSM.
Gjuzelov said it made him happy to see that after a month people are together protesting against a government who spends the peoples’ money and usurps all the institutions.

“Parliament made themselves an extended arm. Just last year, 540 laws were made, of which 350 by ‘shortened procedure’. In August last year, 120 laws were made in 2 days, did anyone even read all of those laws? I must say how angry it makes me, for them to even try and make fools out of us, through their own personal media megaphone. The protests won’t end until they meet our demands. No justice, no peace, we go forward. There will be justice, and there will be peace’, said Gjuzelov.

Professor Gordan Kaladziev said that he expected more of his colleagues who he hears in the hallways (At the Faculty of Law), speak more often at the protests.

“People ask me, so what happens next? I say to them “I don’t know, but we will win’. We don’t have tanks. we can’t fly, but as Martin Luther King says, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Ivanov’s pardons were the last happy in the nail for democracy in this country. Without justice, the government are nothing more than robbers. There is no other way, we have to keep going and fight for our freedom. They can think of like us like a ‘hippy Colourful Revolution’, but let them understand this, this was just a warning, if necessary, there will be victims, but we will defend out country”, said Professor Kaladziev.
From Parliament, protesters went towards the Foreign Ministry and the Government. Today, the fence on the “Bridge of Revolution” and the lions on Goce Delchev Bridge got new splashes of colour.

Today protests were held in Kocani, Kriva Palanka, Bitola Strumica, Kicevo and Vinica.


“Nikola, you can not escape prison” chanted citizens at the protest before Government


Skopje, 23 April, 2016 - 9:55 (META) 

Today’s protests came to a peaceful end where the public are still demanding the resignation of President Gjorge Ivanov and the withdrawal of his decision to pardon politicians under investigation.

The final destination of protesters organized by the association “I protest” again was the the government, but tonight they did not throw paint, they only chanted “Nikola, you can not escape prison”,, “Mafia in prison”, “Resign”, “You will answer for this” …

Some protesters drew a star on the pavement, where he wrote “We are the colorful star of the EU.”

Traditionally, citizens begin their protest before the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office and after showing their support for her work, they went to the new building of the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services and the Agency for Youth and Sports.

At this building they threw paint bombs and coloured the building in the colours of what protesters are now calling the “Colourful Revolution”, which symbolically indicates that “Macedonia is being painted with freedom and democracy.”

In recent days, protesters threw paint and Government facilities, such as the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Culture, the offices of the City of Skopje, the government and the Triumphal Arch “Macedonia”.