The tension over the venture reached its height in March 2009 when a group of Skopje's architecture university students tried to protest peacefully against the project, and were beaten by nationalist party activists in the presence of the police and media.The centerpiece of the construction bonanza is the 28-meter (92-foot) tall bronze equestrian colossus called "Warrior on a Horse" â¿¿ a monument that bears an uncanny resemblance to Alexander the Great, the ancient hero of Greece.
Skopje, Macedonia: Kitsch Capital Of The Balkans
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