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Macedonia rally: Police to close three Metro stations in downtown Athens on Feb 4

Police will closed three metro stations in downtown Athens on Sunday, February 4th 2018, for security reasons due to the Macedonia protest rally. Metro stations <Syntagma>, <Panepistimio> and <Omonoia> will be closed as of 10 a.m. Sunday.

Metro trains will pass through but will not halt. They will open again when police will consider it as safe.

The stage from where the speakers will address protesters will be installed at the lower part of Syntagma Square and the end of Ermou street. Key note speaker is famous musician Mikis Theodorakis.

The Protest organizers estimate that more than 2,500 buses carrying protesters from all over Greece are expected in Athens.

Their target is more than one million protesters.

Traffic is expected to be disrupted due to the volume of demonstrators.

Police is on alert as there have been calls to violence on social media.

One rally is organized by anti-authoritarians at 12 o’ clock noon outside the Athens University at Panepistimiou Avenue.

The second rally organized by those who oppose the term ‘Macedonia’ in the new compound name of FYROM is scheduled to start at 2 o’ clock.

 

 

 

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