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VMRO-DPMNE stages fresh protest against detention of suspects for involvement in Parliament incident


The opposition VMRO-DPMNE has staged yet another protest Monday in front of the Justice Ministry’s building against the detention of the party’s MPs for their involvement in 27 April incident in the Parliament.

The protesters once again accused Zoran-Zaev’s government for preparing a scenario that would alter the country’s unitary status and break up VMRO-DPMNE.

The protest was joined by party’s leader Nikola Gruevski, who few days ago announced his intention to resign. Unofficial reports about his possible successors have also emerged, as the party scheduled its extraordinary congress for 23 December.

Last week the public prosecutor’s office for organised crime and corruption ordered an investigation into 36 people, including six VMRO-DPMNE MPs, suspected of “terrorist endangerment of the constitutional order and security” in connection to the events of 27 April 2017 in Parliament.