A Roma rights organization posted a video showing police brutally attacking a Roma man, who is thrown to the ground and one officer slaps and kicks him while he is down.
The incident revealed by the Avaja association reportedly occurred in Bitola, which has a large Roma community. Avaja called out Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and Justice Minister Bojan Maricic, as well as the police internal review board to investigate the incident.
The Roma are not second class citizens. We demand that the case is investigated and those responsible – punished, Avaja said.