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Macedonia: Several thousand march in anti-gov demo in Skopje02:16

Macedonia: Several thousand march in anti-gov demo in Skopje

the Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje
April 21, 2016 at 23:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several thousand anti-government protesters took the streets of Skopje, on Thursday, in a continuation of the protests against the ruling party and the decision of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to grant amnesty to officials involved in fraud investigations.

The protest was organised by the movement "Objection." It began at the State prosecutor's office from where protesters tried to march to the Parliament building where they were blocked by police. After not being able to break though the police lines, protesters turned towards the government building where they proceeded in hurling paint bombs and other objects at the building's facade.

The demonstrations, which began on April 12, erupted following Ivanov's decision to abolish an ongoing wiretapping investigation. Ivanov confirmed that pardons would be issued for a total of 56 people from both the ruling coalition of VMRO DPMNE and DUI as well as members of opposition parties.

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Several thousand anti-government protesters took the streets of Skopje, on Thursday, in a continuation of the protests against the ruling party and the decision of Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to grant amnesty to officials involved in fraud investigations.

The protest was organised by the movement "Objection." It began at the State prosecutor's office from where protesters tried to march to the Parliament building where they were blocked by police. After not being able to break though the police lines, protesters turned towards the government building where they proceeded in hurling paint bombs and other objects at the building's facade.

The demonstrations, which began on April 12, erupted following Ivanov's decision to abolish an ongoing wiretapping investigation. Ivanov confirmed that pardons would be issued for a total of 56 people from both the ruling coalition of VMRO DPMNE and DUI as well as members of opposition parties.

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