Protesters form Human Shields to Protect Police from Provocateurs

On the second day of protests:

As intended, the protest was peaceful, with demands for resignation and criminal responsibility for all officials involved in the cover up of the murder. However, after several hours, as the crowd started to thin, number of protesters warned about the increased presence of provocateurs. A group of “football fans” wearing hoods and masks started to coalesce and throw objects at the Parliament and the police cordon separating the building from the mass of people standing or sitting on the street, lawns and nearby park.

To prevent further escalation, being mindful that the same kind of incident was used the day before for massive police onslaught, a group of women spontaneously formed a human shield, protecting the police officers from the thrown missiles, which included glass bottles.

Source: Macedonia in English

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