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Demonstrators tear down the protective sheet from the Triumphal Arch “Macedonia”

Demonstrators from the “Colourful Revolution” today tore down the protective sheets from the Triumphal Arch “Macedonia” and again hurled paint at it. The white sheet was put up earlier on in the day by city officials to stop protesters from throwing paint at the monument from the controversial project “Skopje 2014”. Before that, while demonstrators passed Parliament they again covered...

Protesters declare: With one party, there is no choice, and there will be no elections on June 5!

There can not be one-party elections, Parliament must assemble and withdraw its decision to hold elections on June 5, was the message tonight from protesters of the “Colourful Revolution”. According to them, the Government wants to legalise their dictatorship. Demonstrators left their trademark of colour across Parliament, and on the street, they wrote in large letters, “You can not wipe out...

GDOM in Bitola: VMRO-DPMNE must remain true to their word and go ahead with elections on June 5

VMRO-DPMNE has to persist and carry on with their intentions to go the polls, said the people tonight in Bitola who were attending the protest organised by the Civil Movement for Defense of Macedonia, known as GDOM. From GDOM, they believe that after postponing elections on April 24, it is pointless to postpone the elections on June 5. They remarked to...

“What dissolution, no relaxation”, say Protesters in front of Parliament

With messages "What dissolution, no relaxation" and "Vlado Mori Dusame" written with color on the streets of the capital by the"Colourful Revolution" showed just what thought of the Trajko Veljanoski's decision not re-convene Parliament and to postpone elections. The protest began as it does every night, in front of the Special Prosecutor Offices (SPO), where protesters marched to parliament. There...

“The Youth are Gone, and Party Members are In” say demonstrators

Today the "Colourful Revolution" are demonstrating against the "selling" of workers on minimum wages, and hurled paint at the Employment Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Economy, and chanted "The Youth are Gone, Party Members are In," and "Party Membership, and Through the Door you Go!". Before the protesters, spoke several students and a professor from the Faculty of Economics, Biljana Sekulovska-Gaber, who...

“Colourful Revolution” demands for the resignation of Ivanov due to the “mass-pardons”

The topic of today's protests of the "Colourful Revolution" was the President's decision to grant pardons, and citizens began their protest at their starting point, the Special Prosecutor's Office and continued to the residence of President Gjorge Ivanov. Tonight demonstrators sent a message that they do not recognize "mass-pardons". They were met by a police cordon at the intersection of...

“Kanal 77” are asking news organizations to respond to the incident with their journalist

National Radio "Kanal 77" publicly condemned the behavior of GDOM supporters, who yesterday during their protest in Stip did not allow journalist, Vanja Micevska to report on the event. They are urging other news organizations to condemn the incident, which is one of many incidents where people have attempted to obstruct journalists from doing their job. "The participants from the counter protest...

The Albanian Opposition Council Protest for Justice, Democracy and Dignity

With the banners "Ali the traitor", "Democracy", "Death to Fascism", "Down with DUI along with Gruevski", "Justice" several thousand of citizens of Albanian ethnicity started the protest "D-Day - justice, democracy, dignity" in Cair Park. The Albanian Opposition Council organized the protest for more rights, honour and the dignity of the Albanian population and to stop politically-forged court cases. Protesters supported the...

In Stip GDOM banned a journalist from “Kanal 77” from reporting about the protest

Protesters from GDOM stopped a reporter from the national radio station “Kanal 77”, Vanja Micekvska from reporting on their protest. From the moment she joined them, she was told to leave and to cross over the river to the other part of the city. Micevska said that she showed her press credentials and asked if she could do her job without...

Today the “Colourful Revolution” will protest against the country’s borrowing

Today the "Colourful Revolution 'continues in 13 cities across the country. The protest in Skopje starts at 18:00 in front of the Special Prosecutor's Office, and today protesters will be bringing attention to the economic situation of the state and its borrowing. "I protest because Macedonia is a poor and dilapidated land, even though it can be an economic success story!...

Demiri was not arrested, the Levica party demands the release of the two other members still under house arrest

The member from the Levica party, Mariglen Demiri who was called earlier for questioning was not arrested nor detained. Demiri today was summoned for questioning by the Public Prosecution for participating in the protest which eventually ended up with a crowd of people ransacking the President’s Office. Branimir Jovanovik from the Levica party, at today's press conference, after the ‘interview’ with the...

New “Monument” dedicated to all the stolen and laundered money by the Government

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. https://twitter.com/meta_agency/status/728646953416990720 Earlier protesters set up a " new monument" - a washing machine for...

“Justice for Martin – Freedom for the People”- Shocking bloody red messages from tonight’s protest

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...

Today, prisoners and their relatives protest

Today, inmates and their relatives will be protesting in front of all the prisons in Macedonia, because President Gjorgi Ivanov has still not responded to their requests to be pardoned. According to reports, the protest is being supported by various NGOs, who are already protesting against Ivanov’s decision to pardon politicians and their close associates, who are mostly under investigation...

Hahn: Przhino Agreement is not dead, and is important for elections

The Przhino Agreement has a future and it is important that the elections will be accepted and supported by the International Community, said EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, in an interview with "Radio Free Europe". “It has a future. We have experienced that usually all the various deadlines were met as originally agreed, or were...

“Colourful Revolution” say there is no independent judiciary and no justice

Tonight, the Basic Court Skopje 1 tonight was painted in the colors of "Colourful Revolution." Protesters at today's demonstration, which traditionally start outside the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, decided to start their protest in front of the corrupt judiciary. The demonstrators were met outside the courthouse by several lawyers, who stated they do not want to practice their profession anymore,...

May – An eventful month, full of difficult ordeals and troubled times

May of 2015 proved an eventful month, full of difficult ordeals and troubled times. In that month's 30 days, the armed conflict in Divo Naselje occurred, the resignations of three senior officials of the ruling party were submitted following the death of Martin Neshokovski, three leadership summits, a meeting in Strasbourg, a mass protest by the political opposition which was...

ICG: Macedonia among countries whose political situations are deteriorating

The International Crisis Group (ICG) in its latest report has put Macedonia in a group of countries where the situation is rapidly worsening. Macedonia is now in the company of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Iraq, Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan), the Republic of Congo, and even Syria is included in the same group. All countries in this group on the list, are continually on the...

Today a protest march for better workers’ rights

Signatories of the Charter for solidarity of the trade unions and associations for the protection of workers' rights today at 18:00 in front of the “Dom na gradeznici” will organize a protest march. "The continued violation of the rights and dignity of the workers is one of the key grievances which we live under. Together we can raise our voices...

House arrest has been extended for Saveski and two other demonstrators for another 30 days

The house arrest of Professor Zdravko Saveski, a member of the Levica party was extended for another 30 days, and two other protesters who were arrested during the protests in Skopje against President Ivanov’s decision to grant pardons to officials and their close associates also had their sentences extended, “SDK” announced. The court initially determined eight days house arrest for...