Macedonia: Protests Against Police Brutality to Continue

Vnukot published a multimedia report on last night's youth protests against police brutality, sparked by the mysterious death of a young man called Daniel. Netpress also published [mk] a video clip. Pablisher asked [mk] why the sensationalist pro-government media, together with the opposition parties, ignored these developments, and Barabbas wondered [mk] if this was a symptom of an Escobar season. A Facebook event [mk] scheduled the continuation of the protest for 4 p.m. CET in the center of Skopje, by the monument to Mother Teresa.


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    The police brutality in Macedonia must come to an end. This incident of killing 22-year-old boy must not be forgotten. The authorities tried to conceal the incident by isolating the murderer by showing a statement that the murderer, a member of police special forces “Tigar”, was there for private purpose. But, the facts can not be hidden that he was the security of the prime-minister Nikola Gruevski, a member of his political party and employed by the fact that he is the member of that party. This happened on early Monday morning after Nikola Gruevski won the elections, nearby Skopje square “Macedonia” where Nikola Gruevski and his supporters were celebrating.
    Today, when I showed a middle finger to a cop, I was threatened by him that I would get beaten by him if there weren’t my parents with me. So imagine what’s going on with our police forces. The problem is, there must be victims so the people of this country will stand up, protest and tell their thought.

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