What happened: On 14.06.2022 in 4:50 pm SIA Bitola received a report from an employee in the Russian Consulate in Bitola that the Russian flag that was raised on the Consulate’s building on Marshal Tito Street in Bitola.
Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is the nationality considering that the flag was took down from an unknown individual in time of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, with the bias indicators being:
- Time of the incident – the incident happened in time of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine
- Nationality – taking down the flag of another country
- Location – the incident took place in the Russian Consulate in Bitola
Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in the country and the cohabitation among different nationalities, ethnic and linguistic groups in the society.