Sofia Echo

South Eastern Europe

March for peace held in Macedonian capital Skopje: Photo Gallery

Author: VOANews Date: Sun, Mar 18 2012 3611 Views
Share: share on Twitter share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn
Print Send via email

Some 2,000 people marched for peace in the Macedonian capital Saturday, calling for an end to a recent spate of ethnic attacks.

The demonstrators in the city of Skopje were protesting clashes between ethnic Macedonians and ethnic Albanians over the past two weeks.

Tensions between the two groups have been high since they fought a civil war in 2001. The violence ended with intervention by NATO.
Ethnic Albanians make up about a quarter of Macedonia's population.


  • Situation in Macedonia calmer but inter-ethnic tensions with Albanians linger
  • UN envoy meets leaders in Skopje about Macedonia name dispute
  • Macedonia joins EU Civil Protection Mechanism
  • Macedonia to create memorial park in honour of mystic Baba Vanga
  • To post comments, please, Login or Register.
    Please read the The Sofia Echo forum comments policy.