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Tens of thousands of Greeks protest Macedonia name deal

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 21, 2019 13:39

Tens of thousands of Greeks protest Macedonia name deal

Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest ahead of next week’s parliamentary vote to ratify a name deal with Macedonia. Central Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord to name the ex-Yugoslav state North Macedonia. Protesters oppose the use of the name Macedonia by the neighbouring country. Another protester blamed the government, saying it was possibly the “worst” government Greece has had since it was founded. Clashes erupted as masked protesters hurled petrol bombs at police who fired teargas and took into custody at least one protester outside the parliament.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 21, 2019 13:39