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Civil organizations demand to be included in the negotiations

"The direct participation of civil organizations in the negotiations is necessary for finding a way out of the crisis and the democratization of Macedonia", appealed today 88 civil organizations through a letter addressed to the EU Delegation in Macedonia, the US Embassy, and to the four parties signatories to the Pržino Agreement. “Our organizations, groups, coalitions, and movements are available...

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

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...

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

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...

It is Time for the Government to Resign, Declare Protesters

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...

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

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...

GDOM wants Taleski to be Released from House Arrest

Today, a few hundred people organized by the civil movement for the defence of Macedonia (GDOM) gathered outside the courthouses in Skopje, where they insist that the Mayor of Bitola, Vladimir Taleski is to be freed, and to be released from under house arrest Citizens blocked the bulevard outside the courthouses. Amonsts the people present at the protest were Mayors; Ivica...

“Colourful Revolution” Ends Countdown with a Fiery No.1!

Tonight, activists from the "Colourful Revolution" from outside the Special Prosecutor's Office drew the roman numeral for 1 made up of people and flaming torches and drew the number 1 showing the last day of their deadline. Citizens lined up in three rows, and lit up their torches in perfect synchronization and chanted "You cannot escape prison Nikola!" The "Colourful Revolution" said that...

“Colourful Revolution” Announces Mass Protest on Monday at 19:00

The “Colourful Revolution” calls upon all open minded citizens to join them for a mass protest on Monday at 19:00 outside the Special Public Prosecutor's Office, because according to them, they have an obligation to save the SPO from the shackles of the Government. "This corrupt and criminal government have been given more than enough time to react and to...

“Colourful Revolution”: Poverty is the worst form of fascism

The whole street in front of Parliament was painted in the colours of the “Colourful Revolution”, as today’s protest was dedicated to Darko Markovik, the well-known author, cartoonist and satirist - Pecko. At the protest, journalist Branko Geroski spoke, and asked everyone to hold a one minute silence in tribute to Darko Markovik – Pecko, after the one minute silence,...

Soros: I am not involved in the events in Macedonia

Boban Nonkovic, who reports for the state new agency MIA, today in Brussels caused a stir when he and other journalists began asking the Hungarian Billionaire, and sponsor of the “Open Society Foundation”, George Soros, whether he wants to destroy the country through the crisis and unrest. Nonkovic retorted that during the reign of the VMRO-DPMNE, the country had become...

“Colourful Revolution”: It is time for a new uproar, outside the SPO!

Demonstrators from the "Colourful Revolution” on their Facebook profile published a new call for protests tomorrow at 18:00 in front of the Special Prosecutor's Office. "Citizens, we invite you on Friday, 10th of June at 18:00 to gather for a massive protest in front of our fortress - The Special Prosecutor's Office, to tell the authorities that we are counting...

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

"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...

The “Colourful Revolution” marked the concrete elections of June the 5th today

Participants from the "Colourful Revolution" today marked the day for the June the 5th elections, which were cancelled after a majority boycott of the elections from all parties. They held elections anyway, a parody organised by guerrilla-style action by marking the cancelled elections with 'concrete'. They brought and set up a concrete polling booth, covered with a colourful ribbon and...

Bitola police files criminal charges against 26 protesters

News has spread fast across Bitola that criminal charges will be filed against 26 protesters for throwing paint at the Municipality of Bitola building. This news is no surprise to the people of Bitola, however, it has enraged the citizens even more at the police’s actions. The police department in Bitola has not yet revealed the names or surnames of the...

“Colourful Revolution”: The whole Government is wrong, and they will face the responsibility

The leader of the SDSM party, Zoran Zaev and Vice President ,Radmila Shekerinska protested alongside the “Colourful Revolution” this evening, and even threw paint and the Ministry of Justice. The police cordon who guarded the Ministry allowed some protesters through, who were armed with paint pistols and sprayed the walls of the building with more colour. “We are here to...

Najchevska: We caught them stealing and murdering, so they want to stop us demanding for accountability

I admitted to throwing paint and stated that I feel no guilt or remorse for my actions, said Uranija Pirovska, who is the Executive Director of the Helsinki Committee after her brief police interview at “Beko” police station. “I believe it is my right as a citizen of this country to protest because of what's happening to the country and...

“I Protest”: We will not be intimidated by threats or pressure!

Civil Initiative "I protest" today on its “Facebook” page, said that the government will not intimidate them with police interviews and called on citizens to take to the streets. "We will not give up from this struggle! We will not be intimidated by threats and pressure! Will not be intimidated by police interviews! We learned that tomorrow Uranija Pirovska has...

You’re afraid that the people are waking up and you are lost, declared demonstrators

Pressure should be directed at the Mafia and Al Capone should not be expected to sit in government, he should go where all criminals go. This was one of the expanded requirements of the movement "I protest" that Bojan Maricic from the Macedonian Center for European Education announced at the protest in front of Parliament. He repeated the protesters' demands for...

Kalajdziev is called for police questioning for participating in protests

The President of the Macedonian Helsinki Committee and well known law professor at St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Gordan Kalajdziev at 9:00 this morning was summoned for questioning by the police regarding his participation in the protests and the “Colourful Revolution” movement. Police officers waited for Kalajdziev outside his home, reported “Deutsche Welle”, and was then handed a...

Not even real bullets can kill the idea of the “Colourful Revolution”

We are not afraid! Not even real bullets can kill the idea of the “Colourful Revolution” declared demonstrators united under the civil movement “I Protest”, despite heavy rain in Skopje today. Citizens for a month and a half now have protested against the decision made by President Gjorge Ivanov to pardon politicians and their close associates, reminded everyone why they...