Part of the Cevapi Club is now in Skopje in Macedonia, covering the protests against Nikola Gruevksi’s conservative regime. Since May the 5th, thousands of people are gathering every day at 6PM in front of government’s building asking the PM Gruevski to step back. (See the picture here below).
Since this weekend 22 people got killed in a gun fight between police and an armed group in the northern city of Kumanovo, protests on Monday night were silent. Today another sit-in is planned in Skopje’s city center at 6PM, while the international community has expressed its “concern” towards Gruevski’s (in)action.
Here’s our report broadcasted this morning at 7AM by the Italian Swiss Radio. Other articles will follow in the next days.
A picture of Macedonian protests in front of government’s building.
And the symbolic statue of Alexander the Great, icon of PM Gruevski’s “revolution” in the capital city center skyline (Skopje is now the European capital of kitsch, according to The Guardian).