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Who are the organizers of Macedonia – protest in Athens?

Α big debate has been going on about the organizers of the Macedonia protest in Athens on February 4th. Meanwhile the things are clear on the political aspect of the rally although organizers claim that the rally is not politically motivated and has no affiliation with political parties. They claim …

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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 …

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Church of Greece officially supports Macedonia protest rally in Athens

The Church of Greece will officially participate in the protest rally on Macedonia name for the Former Republic of Macedonia. “The church will support the protest rally provided it is peaceful and without political or party affiliations,” the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos II, said …

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Association of Greek Clerics to back Macedonia protest in Athens

The Association of Greek Clerics has thrown its considerable weight behind a rally that is set to take place in Athens on February 4th to protest ongoing negotiations between Athens and Skopje regarding the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). The association’s administrative council decided to endorse …

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Greeks prepare another Macedonia-protest in Athens in February

Just hours after the massive Macedonia-protest in Thessaloniki on Sunday and Greeks prepare for another demonstration this time in Greece’s capital Athens. However, organizers went back and forth with regards to where the protest should take place. The original schedule foresaw Syntagma Square outside the Greek Palriament then Piraeus some …

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Majority of Greeks reject “Macedonia” in FYROM name, as thousands flock to Thessaloniki rally

Despite the government optimism about a solution to the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the majority of Greeks reject compromises that include the term ‘Macedonia’, thus increasing pressure on the left-wing/nationalist coalition on political and diplomatic level. In a public opinion poll conducted by Metron Analysis …

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Leftist unions try to storm the Parliament, clash with police over new Strike Law (videos)

Dozens of left-wing unions and leftist party Antarsya tried to storm the Parliament  to protest the new strike law on Friday. The angry crowd climbed up the stairs behind the Monument of the Unknown Soldier opposite of Syntagma Square in downtown Athens. Initially riot police squads build a human shield …

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Communist unionists clash with police, raid labor Ministry to protest new Strike Law (videos, picts)

Furious about the new Strike Law, unionists stormed into the building of Labor Ministry in Athens, other protesters tried to overturn police vehicles near the Prime Minister’s office and clashed with police. Riot police fired tear gas in order to hinder the angry unionists from coming too close to the …

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Education Ministry seeks protection behind metal sheets but angry students….

High school students protesting outside the Education Ministry? “No, thanks!” said minister Kostas Gavroglou and barricaded the building gates and doors with metal sheets. Minister Gavroglou could not see the protesters and the protesters were hindered into looking inside the ministry.   However, the angry students were not bothered by …

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