Macedonia's Week Of Protests, Raids And Conspiracy Theories
Macedonia's prime minister faces protests, accusations of abuse of power and a conspiracy theory that he used a deadly police raid as a gambit.By Steven Sparkman | May 10, 2015
The tiny Balkan country of Macedonia saw a tumultuous week of protests and violence. And it was capped off with a 28-hour police operation over the weekend that might have left the country less politically stable than before.
The government says police launched an attack Saturday on a terrorist group hiding in the city of Kumanovo. The fighting lasted into Sunday and ended with a reported eight police officers killed and dozens wounded. About 14 gunmen were reportedly killed and 30 captured. (Video via Al Jazeera)
Police say the men planned to carry out attacks on government institutions and on civilians and that they belonged to a rebel group of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo. (Video via Macedonian Police)