Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change

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Thousands of protesters have gathered in Syntagma Square in Athens to demonstrate against Greece’s agreement with Macedonia to change the latter’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia.

Hundreds of buses, especially from northern Greece, brought protesters in for the rally that took place on Syntagma Square near the parliament. Police estimates put the number of demonstrators at 60,000 around midday while organisers said 100,000 people turned up.

Some protesters clashed with riot police on the steps up to the parliamentary building on Sunday, throwing rocks, flares, firebombs, paint and other objects.

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