ENOUGH OF EU: ‘50,000’ Macedonians storm the streets against Brussels’ domestic meddling

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Paul Martin

TENS of thousands of angry protestors took to the streets of Macedonia after EU officials allegedly tried to meddle in the nation’s domestic politics.

Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Demonstrators took to the capital of Skopje chanting “Macedonia! Macedonia!” after Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, reportedly rejected proposals to meet with nationalists.

Organisers of the protests claimed there were 42 rallies across the country, with one bitter group unravelling banners expressing their discontent with the EU chief along the route from the airport to the capital taken by Hahn.

Protestors from across the Balkans nation have taken place during the past 21 days, but organisers claimed 50,000 stormed the streets of Skopje on Tuesday.

Macedonia has ground to a political impasse following elections in December after the two largest parties did not scoop enough lawmakers to form a government.

The two largest parties would need to form a government with one from the ethnic Albanian minority, which is demanding Albanian be made the country’s second language.

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