At least a hundred people were injured in the storming of the Parliament on Thursday afternoon, when hundreds of protesters pushed through the police to prevent an attempt by the SDSM party to force a vote on a new Parliament Speaker.
Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz, who is also the current OSCE Chairman and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier issued a joint statement to condemn the incident in the Macedonian Parliament on Thursday afternoon.
Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) issued a written press release on Friday in which it called for maximum restraint from all citizens, in the wake of the storming of the Parliament on Thursday afternoon.
The police detained eight people over Thursday's unrest inside and outside Macedonia's parliament building.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday it condemns any act of violence, including yesterday's violent incident in the Parliament that must, in no way, be a way to manage challenges.
Teams in the Macedonian Parliament began determining the extent of damage which the building sustained during the violent protest on Thursday afternoon.
Boyko Borisov, leader of the Bulgarian GERB party and former and most likely future Prime Minister, condemned the incident in the Macedonian Parliament on Thursday.
VMRO-DPMNE President Nikola Gruevski strongly condemned the violence in the Macedonian Parliament on Thursday and urged the authorities to hold the perpetrators responsible.
SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev rejected the call from President Gjorge Ivanov to hold a meeting of all leaders of political parties in Parliament following the violent incident on Thursday.
It is with sorrow and concern that we see Macedonia backsliding into deep political crisis.
Artists from Germany, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia will take part at the international living statues festival Urban Fest which will be held Friday and Saturday on Jadran Square in Skopje.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev issued a statement Friday expressing concern over the situation in Macedonia where clashes in and outside Parliament on Thursday night left many injured, including deputies and police officers.
The Council of Europe calls on Friday the parties in Macedonia to deescalate the situation and refrain from violence.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki is scheduled to travel to the informal meeting of European Union foreign affairs ministers at Malta which is called by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
The fifth edition of global NASA Space Apps Challenge will be held April 29 and 30 in Skopje in organisation of the New Man’s Business Accelerator under the auspices of President Gjorge Ivanov.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the incident in the Macedonian Parliament on Thursday is something that can have regional repercussions and called on Macedonian politicians and the public to act calmly.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama issued a call to ethnic Albanians in Macedonia not to fall to provocations, after the incident in the Macedonian Parliament sparked by an attempt to force a vote on a new Speaker.
Montenegro is set to approve accession to Nato on Friday in the face of Russian disapproval, the BBC reported.
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