Police officers were used to film the protest of farmers in Rosoman, one of Macedonia’s main grape and peach growing regions.
Agriculture Minister Trajan Dimovski was in for a hot reception, as the farmers chanted against him and demanded he resigns. Farmers blocked the motorway from Rosoman to Prilep and demanded that the Government puts policies in place to increase the price of the grapes.
In response, the police intimidated them by the noticeable filming of the protest participants. The practice is often used to scare protesters, who fear they will face reprisals if they’re photographed during the protest.