Protests that are peaceful and through which citizens wish to win rights and to impose certain ideas are staged in every democratic country. They are supported and exert an influence. However, violent protests are something that nobody, in any country, including our own, can support, said Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in Skopje Monday, answering reporters' questions in regard to the protests staged over the past few days against the life sentences pronounced last week for six defendants in the Monster murder case trial.
Prime Minister Gruevski said the state and its institutions were capable of dealing with such and much more unpleasant situations.
"The Ministry of Interior has done its job in the past few days very professionally and the authorities will not let the protests escalate to the point to threaten the interests of the citizens or the institutions," Gruevski said.