Gruevski condemns recent violent incidents, calls them 'cowardly and dishonest'
MIA - Macedonian Information Agency - PM Gruevski condemns recent violent incidents, calls them 'cowardly and dishonest' -
Skopje, 10 March 2012 (MIA) - Premier Nikola Gruevski has condemned recent violent incidents in Skopje and in several other cities in Macedonia calling on stakeholders to respect country's coexistence. He stressed that the violent behaviour was "dishonest and illegal" and that perpetrators would be punished.
"Firstly, let me condemn the acts of some people who make reckless steps - they are cowardly, dishonest and illegal. I urge everybody to refrain from such incidents. Parents and teachers should have an influence over young people to make reasonable decisions. Young people should use their energy for positive, creative things instead to disturb peace and tranquility of the citizens," Gruevski stated.
He called on political stakeholders not to abuse the situation by using "hate speech" in an attempt to directly or indirectly encourage teenagers to take part in such incidents. By doing so, the PM added, they are creating a bad image for themselves as political factors.
"I urge everyone - political and non-political stakeholders, individuals, citizens, teachers, professors, parents including young people - to act with responsibility in the spirit of coexistence, which has been built in Macedonia for years, decades even centuries," PM Gruevski pledged.
He added that the Interior Ministry and other relevant institutions would take measures to bring the perpetrators to justice.