Protests in front of parliament to demand Ivanov’s resignation and a technical government

Protests in front of parliament to demand Ivanov’s resignation and a technical government

Skopje, 19 May 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Hundreds of people protested last night in front of parliament in Skopje, calling for the postponement of the elections and the abrogation of president George Ivanov’s amnesty for politicians involved in criminal and corruption activities.

Protesters said that they will not stop their protests until this decision is abrogated. They also demanded the resignation of president Ivanov and the creation of a technical government.

Last night there were extra police forces on the streets, following the decision of parliament to postpone the elections and to remove the Interior minister Oliver Spasovski who comes from the ranks of SDSM. Pavle Bogoev of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, said that protests will continue in order to seek justice and prosecute criminals who are vested with power. “We will continue our protests until there’s justice”, Bogoev said.

Protests were also held in Tetovo, Manastir, Radovis, Prilep and Gevgelija. /balkaneu.com/