Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker.

A brawl broke out injuring at least 10 people, including the Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who was left with blood pouring down his face.

The protesters, supporters of ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski’s VMRO party, are demanding new elections.

Politics in the former Yugoslav republic has been deadlocked since an inconclusive election in December.

But the crisis goes back further, to a phone-tapping scandal two years ago.

Mr Zaev has created a coalition with ethnic Albanian parties, but his attempts to form a government have been blocked by the president.

Macedonian nationalists have been protesting on the streets since Mr Zaev tried to form the coalition.

Ethnic Albanians make up around a quarter of the country’s population.

The people who stormed parliament were angered by the coalition’s decision to elect Talat Xhaferi as speaker.

They fear moves to improve the status of Albanians threaten Macedonian unity.

Some of the 200 protesters were masked. Witnesses saw broken glass on the floor and traces of blood in hallways.

Police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters and allow politicians to exit the parliament building.


“soros people” being attacked?


~ by seeker401 on April 28, 2017.

6 Responses to “Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje”

  1. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.


  3. your tweet, seek:

    Macedonia and Greece: Deal after 27-year row over a name

    “Matthew Nimetz has spent more time on the name issue in two decades of shuttle diplomacy than anyone else
    Although the two prime ministers have taken control of the issue, United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz will likely be called upon to sort out any problems.
    Since 1994, this US diplomat has quietly shuttled between Athens and Skopje searching for common ground that would eventually lead to a deal.”

    oppps! usual:

    “Matthew Nimetz was born on June 17, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York City,[2] to a Jewish family.”

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