On Monday, a mass pro-government rally took place less than a mile away from the opposition camp. According to local media, the event was attended by some 90,000 people. After that, the camp was placed under enhanced protection by Macedonian police.
No incidents have been reported.
Caution needed in Skopje. Whatever his faults Gruevski was fairly elected. The last thing the region needs is violence in Macedonia— James Pettifer (@JamesPettifer1) 19 мая 2015
Macedonian opposition, led by Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) head Zoran Zaev, blames the government of current Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for the country's social and economic woes, accusing several members of the Cabinet of corruption and criminal offense. Protesters also claim that the results of the April 2014 parliamentary elections were rigged.
Gruevski denies all accusations and says that Zaev merely desires power using undemocratic methods.