Thousands march through the capital Skopje to express anger at what they say is government bartering of national identity and heritage in exchange for EU membership.
Center-right opposition VMRO-DPMNE-led demonstrations deny Emmanuel Macron’s proposal, accusing it of undermining Macedonian identity.
Opposition political parties' followers criticise the government's economic policies and handling of international relations.
Macedonians will also vote on joining the NATO military bloc and the European Union on September 30.
Nikola Gruevski faces charges of corruption and abuse of power in several legal cases following a major wiretapping scandal.
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