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Rallies for united Macedonia resume in Skopje, across whole country

Rallies of the ‘Civic Initiative for United Macedonia’ resumed Thursday on Skopje, across the country, with protesters reaffirming their demands for preserving Macedonia’s unitary status and rejecting the so-called ‘Tirana platform’.

Once again over 150,000 citizens have been taking to the streets of 31 cities to voice their opposition to the ‘Tirana platform’, bilingual state, Macedonia’s federalization, said Bogdan Ilevski, one of the rally organizers.

Nada Misirkova, granddaughter of prominent Macedonian philologist and historian Krste Petkov Misirkov, called the protesters to complete the work he had commenced 120 years ago.

‘He said then that this country is Macedonia, that Macedonian people live here and speak the Macedonian language. I hope his fight was not worthless. He gave his life for this Macedonia,’ Misirkova said.

On Thursday, the ‘Civic Initiative for United Macedonia’ organized rallies in about 30 cities across the country.