The latest version of MHRMI's Our Name Is Macedonia billboards - demanding an immediate end to the racist, anti-Macedonian name negotiations – have gone up in 14 cities throughout Macedonia. See the list below. Despite the US State Department and Zoran Zaev ban on freedom of the media and freedom of expression, we fully expect and DEMAND that the media cover this crucial development in the defence of an entire country and people's right to exist.
We call on any media outlet that has been threatened to contact us so we can further expose the anti-democratic and anti-Macedonian activities of the current regime during our continuous meetings with the highest-levels of Western governments.
The billboard states:
- Do not be fooled by the terms "International, Bilateral and Constitutional"
- If Macedonia's name is changed anywhere, it will be changed everywhere and forever
- Do you want to be known as “New Macedonians”, “North Macedonians”, “Skopjans”, “Vardarians”, or SIMPLY MACEDONIANS?
As MHRMI has repeatedly warned, it is now been made public that Macedonia's name, identity, language and history are being negotiated away to appease our oppressors.
We fully expect and demand an immediate defence of our most basic right of human rights, self-identification and self-determination, and our right to exist as who we have always been – Macedonians. Demand an end to the name negotiations NOW.
* Billboards are in Skopje, Prilep, Bitola, Resen, Ohrid, Struga, Kicevo, Gostivar, Tetovo, Kumanovo, Strumica, Kocani, Stip and Gevgelija
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human and national rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986. For more information: 1-416-850-7125, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mhrmi.org, twitter.com/mhrmi, facebook.com/mhrmi, mhrmi.org/OurNameIsMacedonia.