The former life sentence ruling of 4 Albanian muslim men from Macedonia in the killings of Christian Macedonian fishermen has sparked region-wide mass protests in Shkup, Macedonia, Prishtina, Kosovo, Tirana, Albania and in the boders of Macedonia-Kosovo. Despite no evidence against the Albanian men, they are still sentenced to life in the ruling. Despite making up 25% of the population, Macedonia refuses to acknowledge the ethnic, religious, or cultural presence of Albanians in the country and are extremely racist against the population. There have been previous ethnic clashes and several killings of Albanian men however, the current ruling has sparked large-scale protests.
First pic: Albanians marching in Shkup today confronting police from Macedonia. Reports that Serbia has sent in troops to reinforce Macedonian police force
Second pic: Albanians from all over gather in the border of Kosova-Macedonia. Reports that Macedonian police have not let the protesters cross the border
Third pic: Protests in Shkup, members of UCK have declared that they are ready to serve in Macedonia if need be
Fourth pic: Albanians in Albania protesting in front of Macedonian embassy. There have been several other protests in Albania in honor of Albanians in Macedonia throughout these couple of days
Fifth pic: Close up of protests in Shkup today
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Prizren, Kosovo (by Rucan)
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Old passport from the times of King Zog
3.Cdo Shqiptar asht vllau i Yt: nderoje kurdohere dhe ndihomje kur te ket nevoje!!!!
Albanian refugees flee through the mountains towards the Yugoslavian border shortly after the Italian invasion of Albania. The young boy clutches his mother’s hand while holding a rifle to ensure safe passage. The Italian invasion of Albania was a military campaign fought from 7 April to 12 April 1939 by the Kingdom of Italy against the Albanian Kingdom. The conflict was a result of the imperialist policies of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Albania was rapidly overrun, its ruler, King Zog I, forced into exile, and the country made part of the Italian Empire as a separate kingdom in personal union with the Italian Crown. Kukës County, Albania. 19 April 1939.
United States of Albania (USA)
UCK soldiers rehearse a last salute to their dead colleague before the funeral of 51 UCK soldiers in Kosovo, August 1999
Joachim Ladefoged photography
Old Albanian man during the war in Kosovo, Joel Robine
Today 14 years after the NATO intervention in Kosovo.Kosovo never forget,Kosovo thanks you NATO&USA, Kosovo reminded At 24 March 1999, when NATO began air strikes against military attacks and Serbian police in Kosovo and in Serbia.
North Atlantic Alliance’s air campaign lasted 78 days and ended with the expulsion of military and police forces from Kosova.Campaign ended the war in Kosovo against the Serbian regime and stopped the oppression of Kosovo Albanians by this regime. Stop the mass expulsion of Albanians from Kosovo and those that were left, were allowed back into their homes.