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  3/4/2013, Adar 22, 5773

Macedonian Holocaust Museum Damaged in Violence


The Macedonian Holocaust Museum was one of the victims of violence that broke out over the weekend in the capital of Skopje, according to the Sitel Website. The violence erupted when police used tear gas to break up a demonstration by ethnic Albanian youth in support of newly-named Defense Minister Talmut Xhaferi, a former leader of Albanian guerillas who fought government forces in 2001, according to China's Global Times.

Hooligans damaged the Holocaust Museum and the glass area of the Macedonian Museum of History, and broke several windows of a new theater under construction. They also damaged bus stops and traffic signs and overturned vehicles. The violence came about a week before the second anniversary of the opening of the Holocaust Museum.