PHOTO | "But pasaran, we shook hands, they want our soul": Gallery from the protest in front of the Government

Protest before the Government: Photo "Ultimatum-No thanks"

Messages against the French proposal, an appeal not to sign and requests for resignations were heard at tonight's protest in front of the Government under the motto "Ultimate - No, thank you". There was no official organizer, but it was supported by political parties and civil society organizations who consider that the proposal from France is extremely bad for the Macedonian people and Macedonian national interests.

The speakers - public figures, journalists, professors and representatives of associations urged the Government not to sign the proposal with the message "Macedonia is all we have and we will never give it up under any conditions".

Protest before the Government: Photo "Ultimatum-No thanks"

- Tonight we say "no pasaran". We gave a hand, they want our soul, but does the soul have a price... The resistance will always be there, and the victory is guaranteed because Macedonia, the Macedonians, the Macedonian language and history, culture and identity are the only truth, it was said at the protest.

According to the participants, the denial of the right to self-determination and the conditioning of Macedonian European integrations with the acceptance of unilateral erasure of cultural and historical distinctiveness and unilateral non-recognition of the language, is not part of the criteria for membership in the EU nor a rule among the member states.

Protest before the Government: Photo "Ultimatum-No thanks"

- Long live Macedonia and no capitulation... was part of the messages of the protest which lasted an hour and a half and ended without incident.

The participants announced that against accepting the French proposal, they will come out tomorrow at the same place and at the same time.

Protest before the Government: Photo "Ultimatum-No thanks"

The protest was also supported by the largest opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, whose leader Hristijan Mickoski told the media before the start that "we don't need Europe if we have to assimilate".

- I don't want to be in Europe because I have the right to be a Macedonian, who speaks the Macedonian language and who fights for his Macedonia, for his identity, for his culture, for his history and for his heritage, Mickoski said.

Yesterday, the government announced the modified proposal from France, which should be accepted as a condition for Bulgaria to remove the veto and to open the negotiations for the membership of North Macedonia in the European Union.

Protest before the Government: Photo "Ultimatum-No thanks"
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