These became opportunities for new powers to transform the system of the city. A new earthquake is going on but this time it is political.
Everything started on the 12th of April. The president of Macedonia decided to pardon 56 people accused of heavy crimes. Among those 56 people were two of the most powerful people in the country: the fprmer Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his cousin Sasha Mijalkov, head of the secret police. So this decision to pardon these politicians was met with huge revolt on social networks. People were so furious with this decision that they began to coordinate protests in the streets immediately through social networks. They announced a protest and several thousands people went out in the streetall over the country.
In July Mattia Mura, videomaker, and Marco Zanin, photographer, went to Macedonia.
Mattia Mura created a small reportage that shows the city and protests, and tells the story of this color revolution through the words of Branimir Jovanovic – one of the thirteen protestors arrested at the beginning of the protests. Marco Zanin documented the architecture and the color patterns generated by the random gesture of protest that gives meaning to monuments without the historicity that would not otherwise have.
Meanwhile Macedonia is waiting for December’s elections.
Marco Zanin and Mattia Mura
a project supported by Fabrica