Protesters tonight paint bombed the building which houses the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (DKSK). Activists from the “I protest” movement hurled balloons of paint at the building in a sign of revolt because they believe the Commission is deaf to the corruption within the government’s institutions.

Earlier protesters set up a ” new monument” – a washing machine for money – which symbolically represents all the laundered and stolen money by the government from 2006 to 2016. On the monument they wrote “We launder money 24/7, Government of the Republic of Macedonia, 2006-2016.”

 

 

Before heading towards the building of the DKSK, the protesters were in front of Parliament where former President of the Anti-Corruption Commission Dragan Malinovski spoke publicly and said that corruption in Macedonia has created its own system and that the state is now trapped by the regime which has perfected that system.

Before Parliament spoke Misha Popovik from the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” and said that the institutions have been kidnapped to serve high party officials.Clips from the “Bombs” were played which were leaked by opposition leader Zoran Zaev, where you can hear government officials taking bribes.

The protest ended peacefully and the protesters threw paint in front of Government with colours of the “Colouful Revolution.”

The protest originally began in front of the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, where citizens were given colourful balloons which had pinned to them photographs of the leader of the VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, and other people who had been pardoned by President Gjorge Ivanov. The balloons were released to fly in front of Parliament.

 

Protests were also held tonight in Stip and Gevgelija where the old municipal buildings were “decorated” with balloons instead of paint.