With a reminder of the long-term resistance of all citizens for justice and freedom, (#Протестирам) #Protestiram is calling everyone to a protest gathering at 1pm on 17 May in front of Primary Court Skopje 1 in Skopje. This will be followed by a joint march to the Government of the Republic of Macedonia building with a symbolic start at 5 minutes to 2pm.
At the evening gathering in front of the Parliament that took place after the 15 May protest, citizens, who had been protesting every day from 6pm since 5 May, agreed to join the protest scheduled for 17 May. The protest will commence at 1pm in front of Primary Court Skopje 1 – Skopje. Together with the Student Plenum, we will ask for release of the political prisoners arrested from 5 May onwards. At 1:55 pm, in a joint march and as a reminder of the long-term and collaborative battle of all citizens, we will proceed towards the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. With emphasis on the authenticity of the movement, the citizens from #Protestiram (#Протестирам) will come together again at 6pm near the Government building on Kliment Ohridski Boulevard.
This decision was a result of the horizontal structure of the movement and the desire to promote equality in the process of decision-making. The decision-making is inclusive and aims to preserve the diversity of everyone who stands behind the demands of #Protestiram (#Протестирам), demands that united its participants. As a reminder, #Protestiram (#Протестирам) is an authentic, self-organised movement with three main demands and lines of action that brought the citizens together:
- Urgent resignation of the whole Government led by Nikola Gruevski with political and legal responsibility for the unconstitutional, corrupt and unethical governing,
- Urgent release of all the activists arrested from 5 May onwards,
- Forming a government with a capacity to democratise the institutions and enable fair and democratic elections.
Come and join us!