Time: 3:52 p.m. CEST
Three days before the International Day for Tolerance, which the United Nations is observing on November 16, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of Republic of Macedonia organized peaceful walking to mark the day on November 13. About 50 supporters, members of political parties, and residents marched traditionally in encouragement of tolerance.
“This year’s March of Tolerance is supported by the platform against hate speech,” the committee announced on its official Facebook page. This organization appealed to the institutions, the Ministry of Interior, public prosecutors and the courts to uphold the measures against hate speech. The organization advocates for rights of Roma, LGBT, people with disabilities, refugees, and other marginalized population.
The participants on the March of Tolerance walked from the Skopje’s city Museum, through the Stone Bridge and ended the peaceful walk in the Old Bazar, where the organizers promoted video with public figures who speak about tolerance. Official motto of the peaceful walk was “Hate is Weakness,” written on a banner. Police secured the peaceful walk.