Around 300 of VMRO-DPMNE’s supporters have gathered in front of the Criminal Court Skopje after VMRO-DPMNE’s call for protest, in order to voice their discontent against the detention of MPs and other participants in the violent events that occurred on the 27th of April.

The protestors began to gather in front of the Criminal Court around 13.30 h, and one hour later, the former Prime Minister and VMRO-DPMNE’s party leader, Nikola Gruevski joined in. He was greeted with ovations and calls: “Nikola, Nikola.”

Apart from Gruevski, the following people are attending the protest: the former Minister of Education, Spiro Ristoski, the former acting Deputy-Minister of Interior, Oliver Andonov, former mayors of Skopje and the municipalities of Karposh and Aerodrom, Koce Trajanovski, Stevco Jakimovski and Ivica Konevski, VMRO-DPMNE’s General Secretary, Kristijan Mickoski, the FZOM’s former director, Sasho Stefanovski and MPs Zoran Ilioski, Pancho Minov including the leader of TMORO-VEP, Strasho Angelovski.

In front of the police cordon that is positioned at the Criminal Court, a small stage is set and people are making hot tea.

A large number of VMRO-DPMNE’s MPs began to arrive. It is expected that the protest will continue and many of the party’s officials, including those of GROM and other opposition parties to address the people in attendance.