Peaceful gatherings in support of the Macedonian police are announced for today at 7 pm in 23 cities around the country, with which the citizens want to show their gratitude for patriotism and professionalism of the police in the defense of the country.
On the other hand, civil movement “I protest” is organizing protests every day at 6 pm in front of the government and demands peace, justice, democratization of institutions and accountability and resignation of the current government.
“Starting at 7 pm, at squares of 23 cities in the country, all citizens will show appreciation to them for defending us, keeping us and securing us. It is time for every citizen to express his respect for the modern heroes of our country, the police. The gatherings will be peaceful, so that from now we indicate that an additional engagement of the police will not be required and the intention is not defocusing, but rather our gratitude for their selfless efforts,” reads the Facebook page “Support for Macedonian security forces.”
Protests are announced in Skopje, Veles, Kavadarci, Negotino, Gevgelija, Valandovo, Strumica, Berovo, Pehchevo, Delchevo, Kochani, Makedonska Kamenica, Vinica, Shtip, Probishtip, Sveti Nikole, Kratovo, Kriva Palanka, Kichevo, Ohrid, Bitola, Prilep and Resen.
This morning, on the doors of the buildings in the Municipality of Aerodrom were glued sheets in which citizens are invited in front of the parking lot in front of Makedonija Tabak on Boulevard 3rd Macedonian Brigade at 6.30 pm.
In Prilep, Association “Prilep defenders” calls for a peaceful march through the streets of Prilep, which will start from the monument “Prilep defenders” (Hotel “Lipa”) where they will show support for the security forces of the Republic of Macedonia.
“We urge all members of NGOs, taxi drivers, athletes, professors, farmers, pensioners, students, high school students, veterans, cultural and health workers and all good-doers to join the peace march in support of the Macedonian police. Let’s all stop with what we are doing tomorrow at 7 pm and march 500 meters for those who defend our Macedonian for 24 hours a day,” reads the statement.
Civil movement “I protest” is protesting in front of the government in 6 pm for peace, justice, democratization of institutions and accountability and resignation of the current government for a week now.
“We inform that the most sincere wave of self-organized civil discontent will not stop! We no longer feel fear, just disgust of authoritarian rule and of their grim scenarios! We demand peace and justice, and that can only happen if they leave! We are the defender against any injustice – whether it’s systemic brutality, poor reforms in higher and secondary education or state racketeering on freelancers. We also protest for freedom of the press in support of media workers, and demand the release of the public service and its return to the citizens. We demand responsibility for the ruined public health system. We constantly fight for a dignified life and workers’ rights and protest against looting, poverty and humiliation of the people”, reads the Facebook page of “I protest”.