On Thursday 23rd June 2011, @vlashko_lobi said:
as you might know, big things are going on in Skopje and the rest of Macedonia. After the brutal beating to death of the 22 year old Martin Neskoski by a police officer, and the failed attempt by the government to cover up the murder, people of all ethnic groups have taken to the streets and for almost three weeks now, carry on with the most significant civic rallies in the history of the country. We demand justice and responsibility, resignation of the minister of the police and the lying spokesperson, as well as a police reform that will bring the ruthless police brutality to an end. Put simply, we want to live free from fear.
The government has tried to silence the rallies via shameless media campaign that featured false claims, conspiracy theories and personal attacks of the people who take part in the protests, as well as staging so-called “counter-protests against the political abuse of the youth” organized by the ruling party (sic!). In the meantime, the responsible ones are still trying to cover-up as much as possible. They are trying to distract the public by carrying on with their national-populist policies. But we say NO PASSARAN! It was enough. Our slogan is “No More Silence!”
YET, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Among other things, we are compiling videos of our supporters. Now we want to take it global. If you feel like joining our cause please do the following:
1) take a short video of yourself or your friends in which you will tell your name and preferably your location, and sound your support for our movement (Hi, I’m John from London and I support the protests against police brutality in Macedonia) – the video does not have to be longer than a few seconds (we won’t mind longer videos though) – also, quality is not important as long as we can see and hear you – it can be taken by phone, webcam etc.
What kind of phrases you can use in the video (of course you can come up with anything as long as it is not offensive):
“Stop police brutality”
“Fight police brutality”
“Police brutality must end”
“Speak up against police brutality”
“Violence might end”
“I ask for justice and responsibility”
“No more silence”
“Justice for Martin”
“I support the people of Macedonia in their demands”
“Macedonia, rise up!”
“I support the people of Macedonia rallying for justice”
“Until they resign”
“Macedonia, don’t give up!”
“In solidarity with the people of Macedonia rallying against police brutality”
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
you can follow the developments and find some information here:
http://www.protestira.me | vnukot.blogspot.com
a review of the events in Macedonia: