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Greek Police Use Tear Gas Against Name Deal Protesters

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Greek police used tear gas to disperse protesters in the port city of Thessaloniki on Monday, after they tried to break into the venue where the ruling party was holding a panel about the name deal with Macedonia.

Greek riot police fired tear gas at angry protesters on Sunday who threw bottles and chairs at the governing SYRIZA party’s headquarters in Thessaloniki after a rally against the ‘Macedonia’ deal.

Earlier over 5,000 people marched in Greece’s second-largest city toward the FYROM mission and then the offices of the two partners in Greece’s coalition government, SYRIZA and the Independent Greeks.

Nationalists in both countries oppose the deal that would rename Greece’s neighbor ‘North Macedonia’.

 

Source: greekreporter