Protesters ransack Macedonia president’s office

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SKOPJE: Protesters ransacked the offices of Macedonia’s presidency late Wednesday and set fire to the furniture, as thousands took to the capital’s streets in a deepening political crisis. Sporadic clashes broke out in Skopje as demonstrators pelted buildings with eggs and stones, with one group smashing all the windows at President Gjorge Ivanov’s public offices before setting the furniture alight. Twelve people were arrested and a journalist was injured in the clashes, police spokesman Toni Angelovski told AFP. The demonstrators are demanding that Ivanov resign after his shock decision Tuesday to block legal proceedings against top politicians embroiled in a wire-tapping scandal.

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