Tag: protests
Macedonia 20.10.20 | 19:24

Micevski: We have huge support from the citizens, this non-national government must leave

VMRO-DPMNE continues with the protests that it started organizing on September 9. The protests are gaining momentum and through them we present the concerns of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, based on everything that is happening in the country. The motive of today’s protest is the injustices,...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 22:25

Mass VMRO protests against Zaev’s corruption and the economic hardship

Hundreds of cars joined the three drive – through protests call for by the VMRO-DPMNE party in Skopje, Prilep and Ohrid this afternoon. Protesters decked their cars with Macedonian and EU flags, as well as stickers and signs aimed at the high level corruption cases involving the Zaev Government....

Balkans 01.09.20 | 10:44

Protesters hurt as political tensions rise in Montenegro

Several protesters were injured in Podgorica in clashes between supporters of the ruling DPS party and the opposition coalition which narrowly won the general elections. Police was sent to keep the two sides apart. According to the Vijesti newspaper, DPS supporters were gathered in a cafe when they were...

Economy 29.08.20 | 09:31

Protests in Tetovo and Gostivar against the energy price hike

Hundreds of citizens of Tetovo and Gostivar protested yesterday afternoon against the planned energy price hike of 7.4 percent. The price hike was timed for shortly after the elections, while the ruling parties SDSM and DUI campaigned on a modest energy subsidy they introduced earlier and on the promise...

Balkans 30.07.20 | 11:55

Bulgaria: Borisov defies protests, says he will hold out until the 2021 elections

Protesters in Bulgaria have pitched tents in downtown Sofia and plan a drawn out protest against Boyko Borisov’s Government. The protests were sparked by a powerful oligarch who appropriated a publicly owned beach and used his state provided security detail to kick out protesters. The opposition...

Balkans 26.07.20 | 12:00

Protesters in Sofia shower government building with toilet paper rolls

Several hundred people protested the government in the Bulgarian capital on July 25 despite a cabinet reshuffle meant to appease them. Protesters shouted “Resign!” and “Mafia” as some threw tomatoes and rolls of toilet paper at the Council of Ministers building in central Sofia. The...

Balkans 19.07.20 | 12:05

Seven protesters arrested during rallies in Bulgaria

Bulgarian police arrested seven protesters yesterday evening, during the tenth opposition rally held in the capital Sofia and in other cities. The arrests were made for disturbing the otherwise mostly orderly protests. Protesters demand resignations from the Boyko Borisov Government and the Public Prosecutor...

Balkans 11.07.20 | 09:26

Protesters in Belgrade break into Serbian parliament

A group of violent demonstrators on Friday night again clashed with police in front of the Serbian parliament, but also attacked numerous reporters and anyone filming the scene. The third spate of violence in four nights of protests sparked on Tuesday when President Aleksandar Vucic’s announced a long...

World 11.06.20 | 11:17

Been there, done that: For Macedonians, protests in the US ring a familiar bell

A mob spout slogans in unison, fists raised, endless threats aimed at political opponents and monuments defaced and destroyed. The scenes from the American and British cities these past days are very familiar to Macedonians, who had a Colored Revolution organized in our own country in 2015 and 2016. The...

World 31.05.20 | 11:48

Protesters break curfew across the US on another night of fury and frustrations over George Floyd’s killing

Protests over the death of George Floyd raged from coast to coast — with crowds breaking curfew in major cities on another night of fury and frustrations, CNN reported. Fires burned and and tear gas canisters flew in Minneapolis as people threw objects at officers. In Seattle, smoke filled the...

Balkans 20.12.19 | 20:24

Protests against the Mini – Schengen summit in Tirana

Mass protests are taking place in Tirana, at the hotel where Prime Minister Edi Rama is hosting a Mini – Schengen summit with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and the outgoing Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev. Protesters include Kosovo Albanians and representative of the Albanian opposition,...

Macedonia 05.12.19 | 17:08

Fresh protests against air pollution this weekend

On Saturday, Gjorce Petrov residents will protest against air pollution and the neglected landfill in Novo Selo. Citizens are constantly finding and posting photos of contaminants but are not satisfied with the measures. Eco-associations that took part in the mass march against air pollution submitted...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 19:56

Government to ban protests with new law on public gatherings?

The Government and the Ministry of Interior are trying to silence the citizens and their constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceful gatherings and expression of opinion through organizing public protests and rallies. A few days ago, a scandalous proposal for amendments to the Law on Public Rallies...

World 07.10.19 | 14:05

V4: Unruly eco-activists paralyze traffic in London, Berlin

As London is brought to a stand-still by environmentalist protesters, the German branch of the international environmental organisation called Extinction Rebellion (XR) is planning similar non-violent acts of civil disobedience in Berlin. The group began building a protest camp outside the German Chancellor’s...

Macedonia 08.09.19 | 11:03

Expats in Melbourne set Greek and Bulgarian flags and photos of Zoran Zaev and Radmila Sekerinska on fire

About 50 Macedonians living and working in Australia outside the Macedonian Consulate in Melbourne set the Greek and Bulgarian flags and photos of Zoran Zaev and Radmila Sekerinska on fire. They chanted slogans and carried only flags with the Kutlesh star. Some of the protesters also wore face masks. United,...

Macedonia 19.08.19 | 11:20

Protests, instability in Serbia serve Zaev’s government interests because of closeness to Albanians

The problems in Macedonia affect us a lot, Serbian experts say, who are closely watching the situation in our country with the “Racket” case and the involvement of prominent public figures and politicians. The host of a talk show on TV Happy revealed that, according to Serbian media, some...

Balkans 08.06.19 | 21:48

Mass protests in Albania, President Meta cancels the local elections

Massive opposition protest is taking place in the Albanian capital of Tirana, as President Ilir Meta decided to cancel the municipal elections that were set for June 30th. Police is using tear-gas again to disperse the protesters who are gathered outside the Parliament. Opposition leader Lulzim Basha...

Balkans 28.03.19 | 19:16

Albania opposition supporters try to storm parliament

Albanian opposition protesters on Thursday made further attempts to enter the parliament by force as they demand the government’s resignation and an early election, Washington Post reported. A few thousand center-right Democratic Party-led protesters used smoke bombs and projectiles and repeatedly...

Balkans 27.02.19 | 11:27

Protests in Tirana escalate, protesters try to enter parliament building

Supporters of Albania’s opposition threw flares and torched a car tire outside the country’s parliament Tuesday in an attempt to block ruling lawmakers entering the building amid calls for the government to quit. The center-right Democratic Party-led opposition claims the leftist government of Prime...

Balkans 21.02.19 | 11:55

Albanian opposition prepares new protest, EU warns them against it

Albanian opposition parties are preparing a new protest on Thursday, after the Democratic Party and the Socialist Movement for Integration resigned their seats in Parliament and are pushing for early elections. Over the weekend, their protests turned violent as the crowd was attempting to storm the office...

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