We strongly condemn Tuesday night’s violence at the protest organized by VMRO-DPMNE and their partner, the pro-Russian Levica party. As reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 47 police officers were injured in last night’s violence, and damage was also caused to the buildings of the Government, the Parliament and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, according to the announcement of the ruling party SDSM.
“Last night, the public witnessed how hooded thugs attacked the police officers, threw flammable liquids, stoned members of the Macedonian police and tried to forcefully enter the Parliament. Similar scenes took place on Bloody Thursday, April 27, 2017, and everyone knows what that means. After last night’s riots, responsibility must follow from the perpetrators, but also from the organizers and instigators of the violence, adds SDSM’s press release.