Today, at the protests, instead of the normal splashes of different colours, there was only one colour, red. Protesters used red paint as a symbol of Martin Neshkovski’s blood, who was murdered on the city square in Skopje on the 6th of June, 2011.

Demonstrators at the city square ‘Macedonia’ first put a banner with the inscription “You tried to cover-up murder,” and then in on the pavement leaving imprints of hands they wrote “Murderers” and “Justice for Martin, freedom for the people.”

Today the protest organised by “I Protest” marked the one year anniversary after last year on May the 5th, the public learned of that the Government had tried to cover-up Martin Neshkovski’s murder, through the SDSM’s bombs.

Former EU Ambassador to Macedonia Erwan Fouéré today joined the protests.

 

The column of demonstrators set off from the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) and headed to the Macedonian Parliament. In the first row of protesters was Aleksandar, brother of murdered Martin Neshkovski. Several thousand protesters chanted “No justice, no peace” and “Murderers, murderers.”

Citizens gathered before Parliament and played the song “Vo Borba, Vo Borba” then played the part of the “bomb” where everyone can hear, loud and clear the cover-up of the murder of Martin Neshkovski.

In front of Parliament, there was a dramatic speech by Jasmina Golubovska, whose father is a former police officer and has an amputated leg. Speaking to the police who guarded parliament she said that her father did not receive the necessary health care for his chest or as she said, “the buildings of death.”

“Looking for help from people in the street, not from so-called patriots sitting on their couches. For three months he has been experiencing health problems, he has an amputated leg and lay in an unclean bed unclean with cockroaches, and for a whole week all week they left food next to his amputated leg. He is now in a private hospital and is asking for money and assistance for treatment. I want those people to get off their couches and I want my dad to get the care he deserves”, she said.

The protest then proceeded to the Government. There, citizens placed pictures of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and former Interior Minister, Gordana Jankuloska and wrote “They tried to cover-up murder” and stained it with red paint.