Macedonia protests against current Government

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the centre of the Macedonian capital to demand the resignation of conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski. (Irish Times)

The rally followed the release by the opposition of covert recordings which appear to show ministers plotting vote-rigging and the cover-up of a murder. (BBC)

Crowds packed the central avenue in front of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski’s government office, angry over a flood of disclosures that the West says have cast serious doubt on the state of democracy in the former Yugoslav republic. (Reuters)