Thousands of people answered the call by VMRO-DPMNE and joined the protests in Skopje held after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced his intent to surrender on all disputed issues with Bulgaria. Citizens drove and marched from two directions on the Government building in downtown Skopje, where actors, activists and members of Parliament addressed the crowd.

We are here to demand the resignation of Zoran Zaev, said actor Zoran Ljutkov. “He changed the name of our country and our institutions. He is scraping the Star of Kutles from all public spaces. Allegedly by ‘accident’ he is removing the verses of the national anthem that mention our heroes. The song of 1762 that was written to protest the spread of Greek influence in our country was altered to remove half her verses and its main point. Don’t be surprised if the next songs to go are the songs from Kostur and Lerin, who will be deleted along with the plaques naming the Bulgarian fascist occupiers who the partisans fought and the song about the Vatasa massacre. Zaev is erasing the Macedonian nation, the Macedonian folklore and the Macedonian spirit”, Ljutkov said.