Tomorrow “Colourful Revolution” will protest against the governments new borrowing

Skopje, 10 July, 2016 - 20:12 (META) 

The “Colourful Revolution” on Monday, at 19:00, will protest against the Eurobond, which will start outside the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office.

“Protest! There is no justice when the public debt keeps doubling. Every citizen in Macedonia already owes 2.200 euros, and the regime wants to put everyone in more debt, another 330 euros. This is another desperate attempt by this criminal government to keep ruling this country. We will not allow it! We will not accept the country and its citizens to be drowned by more debt! We do not recognize the debts of these people who squandered the states money!” Said a post on the Facebook page of the “Colourful Revolution”.

The last protest by the “Colourful Revolution” was last Wednesday. It was then the citizens demanded that the Constitutional Court rule on the constitutionality of the SPO, and also demanded that political parties allow civil organizations to participate in the negotiations to resolve the crisis.

“Colourful Revolution” Announces New Protest for Monday at 19:00

Skopje, 25 June, 2016 - 16:54 (META) 

The “Colourful Revolution” has announced a new protest, on Monday, and it begins outside the Special Prosecutor’s Office at 19:00.

The “Colourful Revolution” in a statement on their official Facebook page, it says that the fight for justice continues, and they are involving themselves into finding a solution and a way out to the current political crisis.

“Justice is being seriously threatened. I protest! The Constitutional Court is under siege from the party. I protest to this! Gruevski and Ivanov have threatened the citizens. I protest! The government wants to negotiate in secret. I protest! The government does not want to listen to what the citizens have to say. I protest. I protest together with the “Colourful Revolution” on Monday ( 27th June) at 19:00, outside our fortress – the SPO! The fight for justice continues! Their crimes will no longer just pass us by! We have protested for 80 days with thousands of fellow comrades! Together, we prevented the pardoned politicians, together we prevented another set of illegal elections! Our friends are free! We will continue to get involved in solving the crisis!” Say’s the announcement for Monday’s protest.

The last protest organised by activists and supporters of the civil movements “I protest” and the “Colourful Revolution” was held last Monday. The protest turned out to be a mass protest, one of the largest so far, thousands of citizens attended.

“Colourful Revolution” calls upon MPs to boycott their parliamentary work

Skopje, 22 June, 2016 - 16:28 (META) 

The “Colourful Revolution” today through its “Facebook” urges MPs not to participate in parliamentary work until their requirements are met.

“MPs, to show that you stand in defense of justice, sovereignty of the citizens and the Constitution, we ask you not to participate in Parliamentary work until the Constitutional Court states the constitutionality of the Special Public Prosecutor and until representatives of the civil society are guaranteed participation in discussions and negotiations out of the political crisis, in the role of observers, reporters, and public consultants”, read the address of “Colourful Revolution”.

In their address, they assured MPs that the citizens have decided to take an active, constructive and responsible role in the current political crisis. In the written speech, they also stated that protests and street actions have built a clear civil political and valuable attitude from which they do not plan to deviate from.

Mayor Trajanovski asks the “Colourful Revolution” to Stop Terrorizing Skopje

Skopje, 21 June, 2016 - 18:01 (META) 

Today the Mayor of Skopje, Koce Trajanovski asked the “Colourful Revolution” to stop the destruction of the capital city.

He said after last night’s incidents, where the Ministry of Justice was defaced, and at the same time, the attempt to topple the monument of Prometheus in Woman-Warrior Park, the terrorizing of the capital city has to stop.

“I ask that they stop terrorizing the capital. I ask that they leave citizens alone in peace. I ask that they stop holding Skopje and its citizens hostage. I also ask people to stop coming to the city on buses, only to destroy our capital city”, said Mayor Trajanovski.

It is Time for the Government to Resign, Declare Protesters

Skopje, 21 June, 2016 - 10:13 (META) 

At tonight’s protest, there was a small clash between the ‘Rapid Deployment Unit’ and demonstrators from the “Colourful Revolution” when the protesters attempted to demolish the monument dedicated to Prometheus, which was part of the infamous “Skopje 2014” project and is located in the Woman-Warrior Park.

Demonstrators began to move the protective scaffolding from around the monument. They then tied a cloth around the statue of Prometheus and tried to topple it. It was at this point, thirty members of the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) surrounded the monument pushed protesters away from the area.

Some of the protesters pelted the police with stones, bottles, and cans, however, the stewards from the “Colourful Revolution” intervened and called on demonstrators to be calm.

There were no major incidents at tonight’s protest.

Stones and bottles ended up being thrown at the windows of the Ministry of Justice, and protesters hurled more paint at the Ministry with the help of hoses, pumps and barrels of colour.

From the Ministry of Justice, demonstrators headed towards Parliament and again threw more paint at the building with a large slingshot.

The protest began as usual, at 19:00pm in front of the SPO and headed towards the Government building where activist Pavle Bogoevski, from the Levica party, and even the Vice-President of the SDSM, Radmila Sekerinska addressed the people.

They all declared that it time for the Government to resign, and citizens be allowed to participate in negotiations and decision making.

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Journalist Kezarovski called for a police interview due to his involvement of the colouring of Parliament

Skopje, 20 June, 2016 - 17:23 (META) 

Journalist, Tomislav Kezarovski was today called to the Central police station for a police interview.

Kezarovski said on his “Facebook” profile that he believes he has been called for questioning regarding throwing paint at Parliament on May the 28th.

“The Central Police Station sent a telegram to me for a police interview, (or what they call here an ‘informative chat’). I will go to today to the police station at 18:30. I have been called because of my involvement of the colouring of Parliament. With this, my biography will now be complete”, wrote Kezarovski.

The countdown will not sway the Constitutional Court over the SPO

Skopje, 14 June, 2016 - 17:47 (META) 

Almost certainly, Constitutional Judges at tomorrow’s session will consider the initiative on the constitutionality of the Law on the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, which is one of the key demands of the citizens, organized by civil movements “I protest” and the “Colourful Revolution.”

The Constitutional Court told journalists at “Meta” that there will be no changes made to the agenda of the meeting scheduled for tomorrow, at 9:00 am, which was released last week.

“There will be no change in the agenda. The initiative you are asking about, like all other initiatives, are assigned to the reporting judge and you will be notified when the matter is put on the agenda”, said the General Secretary of the Constitutional Court, Olivera Filipovska.

Meanwhile, the protesters of the “Colourful Revolution” through guerilla-style actions are counting the days until Saturday, June 18, which is the deadline for the fulfillment of both their key requirements, the Constitutional Court to rule on the constitutionality of the Law on the SPO, and a stop to the persecution of protesters and the withdrawal of criminal charges against people protesting.

They declared that if their demands are not met by this date, “citizens will take justice into their own hands and in their own way”.

Constitutional Court ignores the ultimatum by the “Colourful Revolution”

Skopje, 9 June, 2016 - 20:49 (META) 

The Constitutional Court today announced the agenda for their next session, which will be held on Wednesday. Including the proposed items that will be on the agenda, there will be no discussion on the constitutionality and legality of the Law on the Special Prosecutor’s Office.

United civil movements “I protest” and the “Colourful Revolution”, and the opposition, the SDSM, have asked the opinion of the Constitutional Court on the law on the SPO, which is one of their key requirements in their demands. They declared that if their demands are not met by June the 18th, “citizens will take justice into their own hands and in their own way”.

Today, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia again urged the Constitutional Court to immediately uphold the constitutionality of the Law on the SPO.

“Colourful Revolution”: From today, we start counting!

Skopje, 6 June, 2016 - 15:21 (META) 

“June the 6th has a strong meaning for us all, it is a date covered with blood and engraved in our memories. It was the day we learned exactly how cruel and brutal the government is when they tried to cover-up the murder of a child, Martin Neshkovski “, said the statements today by the “Colourful Revolution” and the “I protest” movement.

Today, protests are expected to attract larger numbers of people than previous protests.

“We have given them enough time! The hour has come to end this crisis! We call on everybody to come at 18:00 outside the SPO, to announce the end of this criminal reign in Macedonia. To be precise, to be in numbers and to be loud! We all need to say loudly and clearly what we want! Our patience has come to an end! No more excuses and avoiding the citizens, who for almost two months now have bravely and persistently fought against the regime ” says the statement on their event page on “Facebook”.

Civil movements “Colourful Revolution” and “I protest” have stated that today they will announce their uncompromising plan for a way out of the crisis with solid terms and no deviations.

“We withdraw the red line! From Monday, we start counting! The crisis has lasted long enough! On Monday, the citizens will tell them how to overcome this crisis! They will stop seeing us at six o’clock, and start seeing us every day – getting stronger. From June the 6th, nothing will be the same!” Says the announcement for tonight’s event.

The “Colourful Revolution” blocked several crossroads in the centre of Skopje

Skopje, 1 June, 2016 - 12:16 (META) 

Citizens who protest and are part of the “Colourful revolution” and civil initiative “I protest” at 12:00 noon, blocked several crossroads in Skopje. The crossroads at “Bit Pazaar”, the Red Cross and Saint Clement of Ohrid, (the main Macedonian Orthodox Church in Skopje) were blocked by people carrying Macedonian flags and several vehicles with signs that read, “#I protest”.

“This blockade is for justice and freedom. This blockade is against pardons for criminals. This blockade is so the people can be heard even deeper into the system which is occupied by the regime. We ask all citizens for their patience and support! If you encounter a blockade, join us, show your support by honking your horns, for yourselves and for a free Macedonia”, wrote the “Colourful Revolution” on their “Facebook” page.

Aleksandar Mladenovski from the “Colourful Revolution” apologised to the citizens of Skopje for today’s blockades at the three intersections, but says it is in everyone’s interest.

“This system can no longer carry on as normal. They have trampled all over possible steps and plans. In the last few days, we have been threatened and are under huge pressure to stop the “Colourful Revolution” but we will not stop, we will continue in any way possible. Our demands are already known and we will be patient until they are met. Our way of protest changes from day to day, so we will continue to protest and take other measures”, said Mladenovski.