Tag: protests
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...

Macedonia 21.01.19 | 09:49

Mitsotakis condemns use of tear gas against protesters, will oppose the Macedonia name deal in Parliament

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis strongly condemned the use of force and tear gas against tens of thousands of protesters who gathered in Athens yesterday to rally against the Macedonia name deal pushed by the Alexis Tsipras Government. The Greek people spoke out today and we all must listen...

Balkans 13.01.19 | 10:16

Serbian protesters hit the streets for sixth weekend demonstration

Several thousand people have turned out in Belgrade for the sixth week of street protests against populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. Demonstrations first started after thugs beat up an opposition politician in November, prompting calls for more democracy and an end to political...

World 13.01.19 | 10:09

Yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms, Reuters reported. Thousands of protesters in Paris marched...

Balkans 31.12.18 | 12:25

Bosnian Serb protests grow amid anger over mysterious death of student

Special police forces have dispersed protesters demanding the resignation of Bosnian Serb interior minister Dragan Lukac over a student’s death, detaining several people in the north-western town of Banja Luka, Guardian reported. Thousands of protesters gathered on Sunday to accuse Lukac and police...