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Macedonian Americans gather in front of Trump Tower to support the President elect

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Macedonians living in the New York metro area gathered on Sunday in front of the Trump Tower on 5th Avenue to express their support for the President elect Donald Trump. At the rally, a proclamation was read that called for an end to the support which the outgoing Obama administration gave to left wing organizations in Macedonia, primarily to the George Soros funded Open Society Foundation.

“Dear President Trump, we, the Americans of Macedonian heritage, congratulate you on your election. Our native country Macedonia needs your help. We ask you to protect Macedonia and Macedonian democracy from the Soros Foundation (FOSIM). Using US taxpayers money supplied through the US Embassy in Skopje, FOSIM openly supports radical and often violent Soros activists. Under the outgoing US administration, the Soros foundation was selected by the US Embassy as the main implementer of USAID and US Government projects in Macedonia. The Soros Foundation and Open Society Institute are notoriously disruptive and seek to impose the radical policies of their multi-billionaire founder on new democracies. The result has been political violence against Macedonian police and ugly, violent riots in many Macedonian towns”, said the proclamation, which was read in front of Trump Tower.

The participants at the rally pledged that Macedonia will work for continuing the strong friendship between Macedonia and the United States, but called on the new administration to end the interference and partisan approach of the US Embassy in Macedonian political affairs. After gathering in front of Trump Tower, protesters also marched along the New York city streets, toward the Fox News offices, where they again read their demands.

Trump is due to be inaugurated on January 20th, and the President elect has himself expressed strong criticism of the role George Soros has played in politics. The left wing billionaire currency speculator has funded political organizations and parties in both the United States and Europe. His organization has been active in Macedonia since the early 1990ies, and was often strongly criticized by conservative parties who blame it for its partisanship.