What happened: On 08.12.2020, at 07.12 a.m., at SIA Skopje, Gj.Z. an employee of the Macedonian Railway reported that an individual set the state flag on fire hanging on the Skopje-Sever Train Station. Measures are being taken to solve the case.
Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is national basis since the incident occurred because the flag is a symbol of the Macedonian state, with the bias indicators being:
- Pattern of previous incidents – previous incidents of similar nature;
- National basis – setting the flag of a specific state on fire.
Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in the country and the cohabitation among the different national, ethnic and linguistic groups in society.